First Aid at Work 3 day

Online Price: £315.00 per person
List Price: £315.00 per person
Dates: Please call our service team on 01455 552800


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The HSE-recognised First Aid at Work training course will equip the first aider in most workplaces with the necessary practical skills to help deal with first aid emergencies and meet standards required by Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

Course Objectives

Following the completion of the course, first aiders will have knowledge of:

  • • Dealing with casualties overcome by fumes or suffering from poisoning
  • • Managing eye injuries
  • • Maintaining first aid records
  • • Controlling bleeding and managing shock
  • • Using an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • • Assessing and prioritising a first aid incident
  • • Using and maintaining first aid kits
  • • Dealing with a range of common injuries and illnesses until the arrival of the emergency services
  • • Dealing with injuries to bones, muscles, and joints
  • • Carrying out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • • Dealing with a casualty who is unconscious 
  • • Dealing with a casualty who is suffering burns and scalds.

Who Should Attend

The First Aid at Work course is suitable for people aged 16+ who might need to provide first aid by responding to a wide range of accidents, injuries, and illnesses that they could encounter in their workplace.

It is perfect for organisations whose needs assessment has identified a requirement for additional first aid training, such as having employees with disabilities or medical conditions. 

First Aid Training

In addition to the topics covered on an emergency first aid at work course, the training course covers treatment from injury-related conditions ranging from fractures and sprains through burns and spine injuries.

What Subjects are Covered on a First Aid at Work Course?

Candidates will learn the overall responsibilities of the first aider and how to deal with the most common life-threatening scenarios in the workplace until the arrival of the emergency services.

Candidates will develop the first aid skills and confidence to help someone who:

  • • Is bleeding
  • • Has an injury to a bone, muscle or joint (including spinal injuries).
  • • Has been poisoned
  • • Has a head injury
  • • Has an eye injury
  • • Feels faint
  • • Has burns
  • • Is choking
  • • Is suffering from shock
  • • Has chest pains
  • • Is in shock
  • • Has low blood sugar
  • • Has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • • Is unresponsive and not breathing, including how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • • Is unresponsive and breathing

Candidates will also be able to help a casualty who is having a:

  • • Seizure
  • • Angina attack
  • • Severe allergic reaction
  • • Stroke
  • • Asthma attack
  • • Diabetic emergency
  • • Heart attack, including the administration of aspirin

How Long is the First Aid at Work Course?

The first aid at work training course lasts for three days, running from 9am until 5pm each day, with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions. 

How is the Course Taught?

Delivered in a classroom setting, the course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real-life situation. 

Each candidate is assessed throughout the FAW course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes, and engaging activities, such as roleplay, designed to coach and support them. 
To ensure candidates get the most effective learning experience, they must be physically able to participate in activities and group sizes will be limited to 12 people.

Each candidate receives a FAW training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook, first aid manual, bandages and more. 
This first aid course meets and exceeds the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) criteria for what is expected of training providers.


The HSE requires 18 hours of training over a minimum of three days for the first aid at work course. Candidates must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.


On successful completion of the course, candidates receive a first aid at work (FAW) certificate which is valid for three years and issued by the British Red Cross and are considered qualified first aiders. The course meets the requirements specified by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.


When a FAW certificate has expired following the three-year period a first aider will need to undertake a FAW requalification course to continue to act as a first aider in the workplace.

Related courses

We also offer the following workplace and first aid training courses:

Additionally, we offer a range of Mental Health & Well Being courses:

  • • Mental Health & Well Being: Supporting others & yourself
  • • Mental Health & Well Being: Coping with Stress
  • • Mental Health & Well Being: Building personal & team resilience
  • • Mental Health & Well Being: Dealing with distressed callers
  • • Mental Health & Well Being: Leading a resilient team
  • • Mental Health & Well Being: Supporting people through difficult situations

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