First Aid at Work

Employers now need to provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees so as to meet the Health and Safety law.  This is a suitable course if the first aid risk assessment highlights the need to have qualified First Aiders.

This Level 3 course is accredited and regulated by Ofqual and covers a comprehensive range of topics that will enable the candidate to be able to deal with emergency situations with confidence; and it will provide the participant with a qualification of the highest level of First Aid which meets the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

The course is accredited and regulated by Ofqual and is delivered over a minimum of 18 hours. It is assessed by ongoing practical assessment and with a written paper at the end of each day.

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
  • Resuscitation
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Chest injuries
  • Heart attacks
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Anaphalaxis
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Bandaging
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Bones/joints and muscle injuries
  • Head and Spinal injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Incident management


If the criteria are successfully met by the candidates then they will be awarded a three year qualification.  This can be renewed by attending a 2 day re-qualification course before the qualification expires.  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 ‘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.

Costings and attendance numbers:

The course costs either £180 per person with a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 candidates, or, if I come to your site a flat rate fee of £1620 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.