First Aid for Appointed Person

First Aid for Appointed Person

Duration: 1/2 Day

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+, and is designed for organisations who:​

  • work in low hazard environments, and/or
  • have a small number of staff and/or
  • have completed a risk assessment which indicates that a first aider is not necessary.

If you have staff members with an existing medical condition (and these are detailed in your risk assessment), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) / Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) recommends that you consider completing the three day first aid at work course; it teaches the skills to recognise and treat a wider range of injuries and medical conditions, which are not covered in the first aid for appointed persons or emergency first aid at work courses.

Training to qualify as a first aider is available on the first aid at work or emergency first aid at work courses.

Course content includes:

This course covers:

  • how to deal with an emergency
  • accident reporting
  • the skills to help someone who is:
  1. unresponsive and breathing
  2. unresponsive and not breathing
  3. having a seizure.


On successful completion of this course, you will receive a first aid for appointed persons certificate which is valid for three years

We recommend refreshing your skills every 12 months.


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
  • attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.