Emergency Aid and the Appointed Person Course

Course Information

The Emergency Aid and the Appointed Person course is designed to train individuals and company staff that require appointed person training in basic first aid skills.

This course will provide first aid skills necessary to manage a patient that is not breathing normally, is unconscious or is bleeding prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

The Emergency Aid and the Appointed Person course is designed to meet the recommendations of the HSE Health and Safety at Work Regulations for Appointed Persons in the Workplace.

This course has not been replaced by Emergency First Aid at Work. Depending on the degree of hazard and number of employees in your work place this qualification may be all that's required for your overall first aid provision.

Course Specification

Intended Participant: Workplace appointed persons
Max Student Instructor Ratio:

12 Candidates: 1 Instructor

Max Class Size: 24 Candidates (with 2 instructors)
Course Duration: Initial Training: 4 hours
Retraining time: 4 hours
Assessment: Continuous by instructor
Certificate Expiry: 3 years from date of completion



Content and Materials

Student Materials Includes:
• Essential Skills Guide
• Successful Completion Card
• Emergency Plan & Guidance Card
• Wall Certificate
• Course Evaluation and Statement of Understanding Form

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice the essential skills in small groups and will apply these skills in scenario sessions during the course.


Students are assessed throughout the course by instructor observation of the essential skills.


Course Topics


Principles of First Aid
Chain Of Survival
Emergency Management Procedure
Care Cycle™

Scene Safety

Scene Survey
Exposure Protection

Basic Life Support

Primary Survey, Recovery Position & Reassessment
CPR Adult (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
Alternative Ventilation Procedures
Introduction to Automated External
Adult Choking

Life Threatening Conditions

Severe Bleeding
Shock Management
Patient Report Form (PRF)

First Aid Health and Safety

First Aid Kit
Accident Recording