First Aid at Work

First Aid at Work

Duration: 3 Days

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.

It includes training on specific injuries and illnesses and is ideal for organisations whose needs assessment identifies a requirement for additional first aid training (e.g. due to having employees with a medical condition).

Course content includes:

Our first aid at work course covers the content specified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI).

It gives learners the first aid skills to help someone who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • is choking
  • is bleeding
  • is suffering from shock
  • is burn
  • feels faint
  • has been poisoned
  • has a head injury
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • is having a medical emergency:
  1. seizure
  2. heart attack
  3. angina attack
  4. stroke
  5. asthma attack
  6. severe allergic reaction
  7. diabetic emergency
  • has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries).

The course also includes information on:

  • dealing with an emergency:
  1. assessing a casualty
  2. monitoring a casualty
  3. where to get help
  4. electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).

Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook, first aid manual, bandages and more.


The HSE and HSENI require at least 18 training contact hours for this course. Learners must attend all sessions  to be eligible for assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years. For best practice, we support the HSE/HSENI recommendation to complete an annual first aid skills update.


Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course.