Course description

Employers are legally required to ensure their first aiders are competent and maintain their skills throughout the three years in which their certificates are valid.

The Health and Safety Executive strongly recommends that first aiders attend a refresher session once every year during this three year period.

Who should attend?

This course is for people holding a current First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who 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. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Booking for large numbers of students? Have a look at on-site training options.

Course duration

Three hours.

Topics covered

This session builds on your expertise and confidence by involving you in realistic situations with simulated casualties. Candidates will practise first aid in practical, hands-on scenario sessions. Any protocol updates or changes in first aid treatments will be covered as and when they occur.

  • Adult resuscitation (CPR)
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Primary survey
  • Seizures
  • Severe bleeding
  • Shock
  • Unresponsive adult

First aid training with a group

Assessment and certification

Assessment

Continuous assessment by the trainer.

Certification

The course does not renew first aid certificates, or extend the validity period of certificates. It is for practice and refreshing skills only.

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