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First Aid in the Workplace

Duration: 2-3 hours
Cost: £15+VAT

This First Aid in the Workplace awareness training will help you to recognise emergency medical situations and make you aware of the actions to take or avoid before a qualified First-Aider or professional medical help arrives on the scene.

The approximate duration of this training is 2-3 hours.

Who is it for?

The training 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 is important that the casualty receives immediate assistance.

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

When do I get my certificate?

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

As this course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service and also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, your certificate will contain both logos and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

What does the course cover?

The course contains the following 10 topics and includes an assessment:

First-aid workplace requirements

  • What is meant by the term first aid.
  • Who should give first aid.
  • The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.
  • The minimum first aid provision at work.
  • The requirement for, and contents of, a first aid box.
  • RIDDOR and when to report injuries and illness.

The Recovery Position

  • What is meant by the term unresponsive.
  • How to check the level of responsiveness.
  • The purpose of the recovery position.
  • How to place a casualty in the recovery position.

Resuscitation (CPR)

  • What is meant by the term CPR.
  • How to give chest compressions.
  • How to give rescue breaths.
  • The ratio of chest compressions to rescue breaths.
  • When to stop CPR.

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

  • The purpose of an AED.
  • When an AED should be used.
  • How an AED should be used.


  • What is meant by shock.
  • Common causes of shock.
  • The signs that a casualty is suffering from shock.
  • How to deal with anaphylaxis.
  • The action to take if you suspect a casualty is suffering from shock.


  • Why you might not realise a casualty is choking.
  • The sequence of actions to take if you think someone is choking.
  • When to summon the emergency services.
  • What to do if the casualty becomes unresponsive.

Minor injuries

  • How to deal with minor bleeding from cuts and grazes.
  • How to deal with a nosebleed.
  • How to deal with bruising.

Burns and Scalds

  • The layers of the skin.
  • Types of burn.
  • How to differentiate between superficial and serious burns.
  • First-aid for burns.
  • When the casualty should visit A&E.
  • How to deal with electrical burns.
  • How to deal with chemical burns.

Severe bleeding and major blood loss

  • The difference between minor and severe bleeding.
  • How to slow or stop the bleeding until professional help arrives.
  • What to do if there is an object embedded in a wound.
  • When a tourniquet might be used and precautions that should be taken.
  • The action to take if there has been an amputation.

The Primary Survey

  • The purpose of the Primary Survey.
  • When the Primary Survey is carried out.
  • The sequence of steps that make up the Primary Survey.
  • When a Secondary Survey might be carried out.


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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