Retford · Rotherham · Sheffield

First Aid at Work

First Aid at Work

Course Overview

Qualification Course Length
First Aid at Work 3 days

This full First Aid at Work course is suitable for people who work in medium-to-high risk environments. It is also ideal for organisations whose needs assessment identifies a requirement for more extensive first aid training.

First Aid at Work teaches learners a wide range of first aid skills. As a result, learners are given the knowledge and confidence to respond effectively to accidents and first aid emergencies in the workplace.

Learners are introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and legal requirements in the workplace. In addition to learning how to carry out a scene survey and casualty assessment, students are taught how to check for responsiveness, open an airway, and check for breathing.

Practical lessons include CPR, choking, the recovery position, bleeding, burns, amputation, fractures, and sprains and strains. Especially relevant is the lesson on how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) due to this now being recognised as a vital step in Basic Life Support.

Furthermore, First Aid at Work provides training in the treatment of serious injuries and illnesses such as head and spinal injury, stroke, epilepsy and diabetes.

Course Syllabus

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Infection control
  • Communication and consent
  • Documentation
  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • Signs and symptoms
  • First aid kits
  • Calling emergency services
  • CPR and AED
  • AED safety
  • Choking
  • Recovery position
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Bandages
  • Packing a wound
  • Haemostatic dressings
  • Tourniquets
  • Small cuts, grazes, bumps, and bruises
  • Nosebleeds
  • Splinters
  • Bites and stings
  • Eye injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Hypoxia
  • Chest injuries
  • Asthma and hyperventilation
  • Incisions
  • Lacerations
  • Abrasions
  • Contusions
  • Puncture wounds
  • Gunshots wounds
  • Embedded objects
  • Degloving
  • Amputation
  • Crushing
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angina
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Poisoning
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Head to toe survey
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat stroke
  • Hypothermia


On successful completion of this course you will receive a HSE compliant First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for three years.