First aid advice

Everyone should learn basic first aid techniques. You never know when you might need them - you could be at home, at work, at school or on holiday.

Whether it's a minor situation or something more serious, first aid knowledge will give you the confidence to act. You could be the difference between life and death.

Deal with every day cuts and scrapes and nosebleeds.

First aid advice is also available for asthma, fractures, sunburn, poisons, low blood sugar  and more.

Heart and circulatory disease is the UK's biggest killer. Learn how to recognise and treat heart attacks and shock.

Take a first aid course

The advice provided in this section is no substitute for proper first aid training.

We offer a wide range of training courses across the country. Find the right course for you.

Training and supplies for businesses

Every workplace is different so it's vital to ensure that the training your first aiders receive and the first aid kits and equipment available to them are appropriate to your needs.

If you're unsure what training is right to help your business comply with health and safety regulations and to protect your employees, or if you want some guidance on what you should have in your first aid kit, use our free online requirements calculator to find out.

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First aid manual

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