First Aid in the Workplace Course Online

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  • Downloadable certificate on completion
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This First Aid in the Workplace online training course will help you to recognise emergency medical situations. It will make you aware of the actions to take, or avoid, before a qualified First-Aider or professional medical help arrives on the scene.

In 2020-21, 441,000 people sustained a non-fatal injury at work and 142 people were killed. Everyone should be provided with basic first aid knowledge as there is always a risk of injury or falling ill at work and it can be important that the casualty receives immediate assistance.

Give yourself and your staff the confidence and ability to react quickly to an incident at work with this online First Aid in the Workplace course.

If you are one of the qualified designated first aiders within your organisation, then this course would be perfect as a refresher. Then you can be sure your knowledge of First Aid is maintained and up to date.

The course duration is around 2 to 3 hours. You can take as much time as you like to read the course materials before your assessment.

This First Aid online training course does not qualify you to be a First-Aider or an Emergency First-Aider. The Health and Safety Executive website has guidance for selecting a provider

The importance of First Aid in the Workplace training

The workplace may seem like a safe place, but an accident can occur at any time and, if it does, who in the workplace can help?

First aid training gives staff the confidence and ability to react immediately to an incident, injury or illness before professional medical assistance arrives. By making first aid training part of employee training, employers can show their workforce that they care about providing a safe work environment. First aid training also helps employees learn to be more conscious of safety in the workplace, leading to a reduced number of accidents and injuries.

It is proven that first aid saves lives.

We have created a separate page about the importance of First Aid in the Workplace training. There you can find answers to a lot of recurring questions about First Aid at work.

Who is First Aid in the Workplace training for?

The First Aid in the Workplace online training course is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low-risk working environments. No previous first aid knowledge is required.

Everyone should be provided with basic emergency first aid knowledge, as there is always a risk of injury or falling ill at work and it can be important that the casualty receives immediate assistance. Having a member of staff on hand who has completed a first aid course makes your workplace safer whether it is  an office, retail space, restaurant or other working environment.

What are the learning outcomes for the First Aid course?

At the end of the First Aid in the Workplace course you will be able to describe:

  • What is meant by the term First Aid.
  • The role of a first-aider.
  • First Aid requirements, duties and responsibilities in the workplace.
  • Lifesaving techniques – the recovery position, CPR and AEDs.
  • The signs and danger of shock.
  • How to deal with minor injuries.
  • How to deal with severe bleeding and blood loss.
  • Choking and how to deal with a choking emergency.
  • Burns and how to deal with them.
  • The purpose of the Primary Survey and what it entails.

When do I get my First Aid in the Workplace certificate?

First Aid in the Workplace Certificate Example

When you have successfully passed the online First Aid in the Workplace course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

All of our courses conform to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and are accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

This First Aid in the Workplace course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

Your certificate will include both logos, therefore you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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How long is this First Aid in the Workplace certificate valid for?

Your First Aid in the Workplace training certificate has no expiry date. However, to ensure knowledge of First Aid is maintained we recommend a renewal period of 2 years. This recommended renewal date will be on your certificate.

What workplaces benefit most from first aid training?

Every workplace in the country benefits from first aid training. No matter how low risk a working environment seems, an accident can happen at any moment, and it’s always best to have a first aid trained individual at hand.

Many of the businesses and organisations which have completed our first aid in the workplace training operate in retail, gyms, warehouse, hotels, and restaurants.

Example Screens from the First Aid in the Workplace course

Here are some example slides from our First Aid in the Workplace course. Through years of providing workplaces with great value First Aid training we’ve learned to keep the slides simple and well-organised. Our course participants say this keeps learning straightforward and easy.

(Click on the example screens below to view)

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What does the First Aid in the Workplace course cover?

The online course contains the following 10 topics:

1 – First-aid workplace requirements

The first topic is about first aid requirements in the workplace. It outlines the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and describes the minimum first aid provision at work. You will learn about what needs to be in a first aid box. The topic also covers RIDDOR and identifies when you need to report injuries and illness.

2 – The Recovery Position

The second topic is about the recovery position. The topic defines the term ‘unresponsive’ and explains how to check a person’s level of responsiveness. You will learn about the importance of the recovery position and how you place a casualty in this position.

3 – Resuscitation (CPR)

The third topic is about CPR. You will learn how to give chest compressions and rescue breaths in the correct ratio. You will also learn when to stop CPR.

4 – Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Topic 4 is about AEDs. You will learn about when and how to use AEDs.

5 – Shock

Topic 5 is about shock. It outlines common causes and the signs of shock. You will also learn how to deal with anaphylaxis and what to do if you suspect a casualty is suffering from shock.

6 – Choking

Topic 6 is about choking. The topic explains why you might not realise a casualty is choking. You will learn about the sequence of actions to take if you think someone is choking. The topic also covers when to summon the emergency services and what to do if the casualty becomes unresponsive.

7 – Minor injuries

Topic 7 shows you how to deal with minor bleeding, nosebleeds and bruising.

8 – Burns and Scalds

Topic 8 is about burns and scalds. The topic identifies the layers of the skin and identifies different types of burn. You will learn how to differentiate between superficial and serious burns. The topic covers first aid for burns, when the casualty should visit A&E, and how to deal with electrical and chemical burns.

9 – Severe bleeding and major blood loss

Topic 9 is about severe bleeding. You will learn how to slow or stop bleeding until professional help arrives. The topic explains what to do if there is an object embedded in a wound and how to use a tourniquet. The topic also covers the action to take if there has been an amputation.

10 – The Primary Survey

The final topic is about the Primary Survey. You will learn about when to do the Primary Survey and the sequence of steps that make up the survey. The topic also explains when to carry out a Secondary Survey.

First Aid in the Workplace online course assessment

Once you have completed the ten first aid in the workplace topics, you will be allowed to take the online assessment. The course generates an assessment from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment. This makes the training suitable for both initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment. We find that this takes the pressure off people who are studying the course materials. In addition, the course gives useful feedback so candidates can learn from incorrect responses, making it easier for you to complete the assessment the second time round.

First Aid in the Workplace online course reviews

i2Comply ReviewsIf you are still unsure about purchasing a First Aid in the Workplace course for your organisation or business, we’d suggest having a look at our reviews section, which you can find by clicking the stars under the page title. You’ll find great ratings and positive experiences from previous course participants here.

After completing the course, participants have said that the content “ticked all the right boxes”, or “how easy the slides were to understand and retain information“.

Other online Health & Safety courses

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Why online training should be your top choice

There is a host of advantages to completing training courses online as opposed to in-person training. Here we outline what we consider to be the biggest advantages when learning remotely.

  • Due to no time limits being imposed on participants, there is no pressure to complete your learning by a specific time or date. The exam can be taken whenever you feel confident and ready.
  • Every member of staff you enrol on our First Aid in the Workplace course will read and study the same information; consistency doesn’t have to be a worry.
  • You eliminate the need for travel arrangements. This saves a considerable amount of time and, importantly, budget.
  • An online training course is a lot more affordable than a traditional course. £15 per person means you can afford to train more staff members.
  • Staff can study whenever their schedule allows them. With traditional in-person courses, you need to adjust to the lecturer’s schedule.

Book your training course today

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When you purchase a training course from i2Comply, the timer doesn’t start. You can begin your e-learning at a time which suits you – whether that’s a few days or months. Due to not having to start the course at a specific time, previous customers have saved money by taking advantage of our discount on bulk purchases.

Questions about our online First Aid in the Workplace course?

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If you aren’t aware, we have already answered some of the recurring questions we’ve been asked in our help & knowledge base. Have a look to see if your question has previously been answered in this section. We’ve answered questions on account settings, licences, certificates, payment and much more.

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