First Aid at Work


Key Features

  • Course Manual and Wall Certificate Included
  • 3 Days
  • Qualification valid for 3 years

Who is the course most suitable for?

All higher risk workplaces that have identified a need for comprehensive first aid e.g. light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, construction, chemical manufacture.

Course Overview

This comprehensive 3-Day First Aid at Work Training Course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with an emergency situation with confidence in a prompt safe and effective manner. This course will give the participants a qualification at the highest level of first aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

Subjects covered include:

  • Scene Assessment
  • Barrier use
  • Primary Assessment
  • CPR – Chest Compressions
  • Serious Bleeding Management
  • Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Consious Choking Adult
  • Unconscious Choking Adult
  • Minor cuts, scrapes, bruises
  • Temperature-related injuries (Burns)
  • Injury Assessment
  • Dental injury
  • Strains and sprains
  • Eye injury
  • Electrical injury
  • Burns
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Heat stroke and exhaustion
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetic problems
  • Seizures
  • Allergic reaction
  • Poisoning
  • Crush injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Asthma
  • Assembling a Fist Aid kit
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • First Aid in the Workplace Regulations
  • Assessment of needs of the Workplace
  • Illness Assessment


Typically this course is run over 3 consecutive days. However the mandatory 18 hours required by the HSE can also be delivered over a longer period of time should staff availability be a problem to your organisation.

Course Accreditation

Candidates must attend all sessions to be eligible for accreditation.

This course is valid for 3 years from the date of completion. However the HSE recommend a refresh at least once a year.

This course can also gain you 24 hours of CPD credit


Candidates must be physically able to carry out the detailed procedures (see course overview)


The HSE no longer require an independent assessment of Emergency First Aid at Work candidates. Throughout the course you will be continually monitored and assessed. Along with a multiple choice question paper on the final afternoon.

Arranging your course

Here at Rutland First Aid Training we can offer a full account management service with the confirmation of your training requirements. We are happy to manage your database of employees and will inform you when refresher training is due. We will schedule a programme of dates accordingly in advance, giving you visibility of your workforce and training plans.

Let us arrange your first aid training for you, contact us and we will do the rest

Scheduled Open Course(s)

If our published date(s) not convenient then contact us to discuss your dates and we will see what we can arrange for you.

Have a group of four or more then please contact us as we can arrange a closed course for you on dates that are mutually convenient.