First Aid at Work Course

Course Information

The First Aid at Work course is designed to meet the requirement of organisations whose first aid needs assessment as determined that their organisation require full First Aid at Work trained employees. The course content meets the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

This course will provide all the required first aid skills necessary to manage a patient that is not breathing normally, is unconscious, bleeding or is ill or injured prior to the arrival of the emergency services. It also covers other topics such as COSHH, RIDDOR and other first aid health and safety at work information.

Course Specification

Intended Participant:

Workplace First Aid

Max Student Instructor Ratio: 12 Candidates: 1 Instructor
Max Class Size: 24 Candidates (with 2 instructors)
Course Duration:

Initial Training: 18 hours
Retraining time: 12 hours


Independent knowledge and skills assessment

Certificate Expiry:

3 years from date of completion


Course Information Sheet: Download

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. There is also a summative assessment of knowledge and skills at the end of this course.


Course Topics


Principles of First Aid
Emergency Management Procedure
Care Cycle™

Scene Safety

Scene Survey

Basic Life Support

Patient Survey
Patient Unresponsive and Breathing Normally (Recovery Position)
Unresponsive Non Breathing Patient (CPR Adult)
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Alternative Ventilation Procedures
Chain of Survival

Life Threatening Conditions

Control of Bleeding
Shock Management

Secondary Survey

Patient Survey: Patient Responsive
Patient Survey: Unresponsive Breathing Patient
Physical Assessment (Top to Toe Survey)

First Aid Topics

Breathing Problems
Circulatory Problems
Environmental Problems
Nervous System Problems
Other Medical Problems
Other Injuries

First Aid Health and Safety

First Aid Kit
Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs Checklist
Health & Safety Legislation
Accident Recording
Patient Report Form (PRF)