We believe it is vitally important that people have the confidence to use their first aid skills without hesitation, wherever and whenever an incident occurs.

We provide all students who successfully pass one of our approved first aid courses with ‘Good Samaritan’ insurance cover for the duration of the validity of their training qualification. This insurance covers students against claims arising from first aid they may have delivered outside of their workplace, club or association and not covered by any other insurance.

This insurance is offered at no extra charge, as we are so confident in the standards of our first aid training delivery.

To qualify, you must hold a current St John Ambulance certificate for one of the following courses:

  • First Aid at Work
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • Sports First Aid
  • Anaphylaxis First Aid
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Schools First Aid
  • Professional Drivers First Aid

*A Good Samaritan is someone who voluntarily renders first aid to another in distress.


What to do now

You don’t need to do anything. You are automatically covered as soon as you gain your qualification. Your St John Ambulance certificate doubles as your proof of cover. Keep it safe, as you will need to quote the unique reference number on your certificate in the event of a claim.

If you have any queries about the cover, please contact our insurance brokers, Packetts, at:

Salts Wharf,
Ashley Lane,
BD17 7DB

Or call 01274 206 500.

What to do in the event of a claim

Any incident which is likely to give rise to a claim must be reported in writing immediately to:

The Company Secretary,
St John Ambulance NHQ,
27 St John’s Lane,

Please quote your name, where and when you completed your course and your certificate number.