Emergency First Aid at Work

The Emergency First Aid at Work qualification supports candidates to become emergency first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the HSE requirements for training emergency first-aiders in organisations that have identified the need for appropriately trained staff...

The course is suitable for people and businesses looking to learn new first aid skills or refresh their existing first aid knowledge.

Legislation – first aid at work:

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 requires employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.

Course content: 

Course modules can be tailored to your exact requirements, but generally include:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • How to assess an incident and recognise the signs and symptoms of injury and illness
  • First aid skills
  • The use of CPR and AED
  • Providing first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports workplace first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which learners will be required to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that candidates refresh their knowledge annually.


On completion of this course, candidates will be issued with a dual branded certificate.

Course duration:

3 hours.

Course assessment:

There will be a written assessment on the day.

Entry requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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