Emergency First Aid at Work

Emergency First Aid at Work

Who Should attend?

Employees who have been identified to act as the first aider in low risk work place environments.

Course Content

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents including RIDDOR
  • Contents of a first aid kit (including preventing cross infection)
  • Assessing the situation and acting safely, effectively and promptly in an emergency

Administer first aid to a casualty who is/requires:

  • Unconscious (including seizure)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Choking
  • Wounded and bleeding
  • Suffering from shock
  • Appropriate first aid for minor injuries including minor cuts, grazes, bruises, small splinters, minor burns and scalds.

In addition, discussion of specific work related injuries/illness to include topics such as:

  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Heart attack including angina
  • Diabetes
  • Fractures

Assessment & Qualification

Learners are continually assessed throughout the course to ensure learning outcomes have been achieved. Successful learners will receive an HSE approved certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Additional Information

Learners are required to attend a requalification course after the 3 year period to keep the qualification valid. It is strongly recommended that learners update their skills by attending a 3 hour annual refresher course.