Course Summary

This course is recognised by HSE and certified by Safe Hands First Aid Training Ltd.

Regulating Body: Qualsafe

Duration: 4 contact hours delivered over a half day

Location: Grangemouth (see joining instructions for venue details)

Cost: £50 per person (includes comprehensive candidate pack & light refreshments)

Course Description:

Heart disease is one of the biggest causes of untimely death in the UK. If a casualty has gone into Cardiac Arrest, their chances of survival decrease by 10% for every minute in which nothing is done.  Defibrillation (a controlled electric shock to the heart) could save a life and the quicker this is applied the more chances of survival.  Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are becoming more widely available particularly in public areas. This course is designed for candidates who don’t have a First Aid certificate.  It covers Basic Life Support and will teach you to recognise a Cardiac Arrest and treat it using effective CPR and an AED.

We also offer shorter training for those with First Aid qualifications – please contact us for more information.

Pre-requisites: Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline.


  • Assessing an incident                                                                                  

  • Primary Survery & DR ABC

  • Opening the airway and checking for breathing

  • Dealing with an unconscious casualty

  • Recognising when a casualty is not breathing normally

  • Performing effective CPR

  • How the heart & circulatory system works

  • How defibrillation works

  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

  • How to check and maintain an AED

  • Use of an AED with CPR when alone or with someone else

Delivery / Assessment:

This is practical course and it is assessed continually by the instructor.  On successful completion, candidates will be given a certificate of learning, valid for 12 months.

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