Course Summary

This course is HSE recommended and is compliant with HSE (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and current Resuscitation Council guidelines.

Accreditation: Ofqual 

Duration: 18 contact hours delivered over 3 days

Location: Larbert (see joining instructions for venue details)

Cost: £230 per person (includes comprehensive candidate pack & full catering)

Course Description:

The First Aid at Work training course provides a comprehensive set of practical skills needed by most First Aiders to become a confident at dealing with illnesses and injuries in their workplace. The course meets the standard required to comply with current health and safety recommendations. This course is also available for groups – see our onsite course pages or contact us for more information & prices.


This course is ideal for appointed persons or anyone wanting a comprehensive and thorough introduction to First Aid, particularly where it has been identified in a First Aid Needs Assessment that a trained workplace first aider is required.  This course is recommended for higher risk workplaces.

Pre-requisites: None                                                                                 220px-Direct-pressure-and-elevation


  • The role of the First Aider

  • Action in an Emergency

  • Accident and illness procedure (record keeping)

  • First Aid kits & HSE guidelines

  • Hygiene & preventing cross-infection

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (adult)

  • Causes and treatment of unconsciousness

  • Choking

  • Wounds and bleeding

  • Severe blood loss

  • Shock

  • Circulatory disorders (including Heart Attack, Angina & Stroke)

  • Diabetes

  • Epilepsy & seizures                                 photo34

  • Head Injuries

  • Crush & chest injuries

  • Eye Injuries

  • Bone, muscle & joint injuries

  • Spinal injuries

  • Asthma

  • Severe allergic reaction (Anaphylaxis)

  • Burns & scalds

  • Poisoning 

Delivery / Assessment:

FAW training is delivered through a combination of theoretical study and practical scenario-based learning.  The course is mostly practical with plenty of opportunity to develop skills and confidence.  Candidates will be given a study guide and handouts to help them expand their knowledge.  A minimal amount of ‘homework’ will also be expected. The role of a First Aider can be physically demanding and candidates are reminded that they should be able to cope with this level of activity and are advised to wear comfortable clothing.

The course is assessed through continual observation by the instructor, along with a final practical and multiple choice assessment.  On successful completion of this course, candidates are issued with a certificate valid for 3 years, permitting them to practise First Aid in the workplace.  Following this period, candidates are required to attend a 12 hour (2 day) requalification course.

In order to avoid ‘first aid skill fade’, HSE recommends that candidates undertake an annual refresher / skills update.  This is offered at a discounted rate to candidates who have received a Safe Hands First Aid Training certificate.

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