First aid at work (3 day course)

This course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed to become a confident first aider at work, giving you both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive our most thorough first aid training.

What you will learn

The content of the course will cover how to deal with the following:

  • Bleeding (minor and severe)
  • Burns
  • Casualty movement
  • Choking (adult)
  • CPR (adult)
  • Fainting
  • Primary survey
  • Seizures (adult)
  • Shock
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Allergic reaction
  • Asthma
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Chest pains (including heart attack)
  • Eye injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Low blood sugar
  • Poisons
  • Spinal injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke

Course duration

Three days.

All successful candidates on this course get their first annual refresher training free.

Assessment and certification

People attending our workplace First Aid courses are trained and assessed by one expert trainer/assessor whilst the course is progressing. Assessment will be through observation along with some written exercises. Whilst these written elements are straightforward, candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). So whilst we are often able to provide support to people who for example do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance, although we may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Candidates will receive a certificate on completion of summative continuous assessment by the trainer.

Northern Ireland

First aid at work and Emergency first aid at work courses delivered in Northern Ireland are assessed using a final assessment of three practical scenarios. More information is provided in your joining instructions.

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