First Aid at Work

First Aid at Work

Who Should attend?

Anyone wishing to become an accredited first aider in the workplace, particularly where it has been identified subsequent to risk assessment that a trained first aider is recommended.

Course Content

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents including RIDDOR
  • Discussion of specific work related injuries
  • 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

Administer first aid to a casualty with:

  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints including suspected spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Heart attack including angina
  • Diabetes

Assessment & Qualification

Following final assessment, successful learners will receive an HSE approved certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Additional Information

  • Learners must be physically able to carry out procedures required to meet HSE assessment criteria.
  • This course complies with H&S (First Aid) Regs 1981.
  • Learners are required to attend a 2 day 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.


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