Emergency First Aid at Work

This 1 day course is ideal for where a workplace first aid risk assessment identifies a need for an Emergency First Aider in the Workplace, this one-day qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. The learner will attain knowledge and the practical competence required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations.

The course is accredited and regulated by Ofqual and is delivered over a minimum of 6 hours. The assessment process is split over an ongoing practical assessment during the course and also by the instructor verbally questioning the candidates on the theory.

What the course will cover:

What First Aid is and workplace legislation

The role and responsibilities of a First Aider

Responding to an emergency

How to carry out a primary survey and secondary assessment

How to place a casualty in the recovery position





Wounds and bleeding


Minor burns and scalds


If the criteria is successfully met by the candidates then they will be awarded a three year qualification.

The HSE does recommend that all students undergo a yearly refresher programme of about three hours.  This is not mandatory

All candidates must be a minimum age of 14 years although the official title of ‘Emergency First Aider in the Workplace’ cannot be used until the student is over 16 years of age and then the employer must decide whether they are suitable for the role.


Costing’s and attendance numbers:

The course costs either £65 per person with a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 candidates, or, if I come to your site a flat rate fee of £585 can be chosen with no minimal number required but up to a maximum of 12 candidates.  These prices include the course text book, a basic first aid kit, and the certificate.