First Aid Courses

The law – did you know

HSE Guidelines for First Aid

What employers need to do

You must make appropriate first-aid arrangements for your workplace. In doing so you should consider the circumstances of your workplace, workforce and the health and safety risks that may be present to help you decide what arrangements you need to put in place.

Some small low-risk workplaces need to have only a first-aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements such as calling the emergency services and stocking the first-aid box. The appointed person does not need specific first-aid training.

If your workplace has more significant health and safety risks, for example you use machinery or hazardous materials then you are more likely to need a trained first-aider.

You must provide all your employees with details of the first-aid arrangements

1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Course

As per the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981, this course is ideal for low risk workplaces. The course can be delivered in house or at one of our regional training venues and adapted/bespoke to meet your needs.

Course Content:

  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits
  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Survey of Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Wounds and Bleeds
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Recording and Reporting

There is no exam on this course, you will be continually assessed. On completion of course and deemed competent, students will receive a certificate that is valid for three years.

Under the current guidelines it is strongly recommended that first aid trained staff attend an annual half-day update course.

3 Day First Aid At Work Course

As per the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 this course will qualify you to be a First Aider at Work. The First Aid at Work course is run over three days and includes both theory and practical sessions.

Course Content:

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Common Illnesses
  • Heart Attacks
  • Eye Injuries
  • Dressings
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits

The course can be delivered in house or at one of our regional training venues and adapted/bespoke to meet your needs.

Assessment is carried out on the final afternoon of the course. If successful completion, certification is valid for three years.

If your delegates have previously completed the full 3 day First Aid at Work Course within the last 3 years, you may wish to consider the 2 day requalification course.

Under the current guidelines it is 'strongly recommended' that first aid trained staff attend an annual half-day update.

2 Day First Aid At Work requalification course

This course is run over two-days and allows for re-certification of First Aid at Work qualified staff.

Course Content:

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Common Illnesses
  • Heart Attacks
  • Eye Injuries
  • Dressings
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits

Please note that candidates attending this course must be in possession of a valid First Aid at Work certificate. (Must have attended a 3 day course within the last 3 years and 28 days)

Students are examined on the final afternoon of the course. Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years.

Emergency Paediatric First Aid 6 Hour Course

This course is suitable for individuals who care for young children in the absence of their parents for example Nursery Staff, Nannies, Au Pairs, or parents wanting to learn lifesaving skills, includes both theory and practical sessions.

Can be delivered at your venue and can be run at the weekend by arrangement.

The required syllabus:

  • Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take
  • Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Help a baby or child who is having a seizure
  • Help a baby or child who is choking
  • Help a baby or child who is bleeding
  • Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock)

Paediatric first aid certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment. There is no final examination. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a valid certificate for three years

2 Day Full Paediatric First Aid Course

This FULL Paediatric First Aid 12 hour training course is available at your setting for groups of up to 12 delegates. It is suitable for Child-minders, Nursery and School Staff (dealing with Foundation Stage) or anybody who deals with children.

This two-day (12 hour) course is delivered at your venue and includes includes both theory and practical sessions.

Course Content:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider (including appropriate contents of a first aid box and the need for recording accidents and incidents)
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take
  • Unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock)
  • Electric shock
  • Burns or scalds
  • Fracture(s)
  • Head, neck or back injuries
  • Recognition and treatment of poison
  • Foreign body in eyes, ears or nose
  • Bite or sting
  • Effects of extreme heat or cold
  • Diabetic emergency, asthma attack, allergic reaction, meningitis; and/or febrile convulsions

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the delegate. Those who complete the course successfully will be issued with a certificate valid for three years.

Half day annual refresher course

As per the revised First Aid Guidance issued on 1st October 2009, we now offer an annual half-day refresher course that is suitable for those staff who have completed either the three-day First Aid at Work or the one-day Emergency First Aid at Work courses

This two-day (12 hour) course is delivered at your venue and includes includes both theory and practical sessions.

Course Content:

  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Treating Shock

This is an ideal opportunity to update and or refresh your first aid knowledge and skills, as well as ask our instructors any question you may have.

Under the current guidelines it is 'strongly recommended' that first aid trained staff attend a half-day update every 12 months before completing full re-qualification training at the 3 year point.

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