Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Our 6-hour emergency first aid at work course is designed for a lower-risk work environment. You’ll learn the knowledge and skills required to be an emergency first aider at work, as outlined by the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

This course is useful if your workplace has less than 50 staff and is considered low-risk, such as offices, retail shops and restaurants. This first aid course is also ideal if you work in a large organisation with an individual who has already attended a three-day first aid at work course.

Please note, if you work in Forestry or the outdoors, then our emergency First Aid at Work +Forestry course may be more suitable for you. The forestry first aid course includes elements specified by the Forestry Commission, such as catastrophic bleeding, hypothermia and insect bites. Alternatively, if you are an outdoor practitioner or forest school leader, our outdoor first aid course or forest school first aid course may be more appropriate.


What will I learn?

In this course, you will learn your responsibilities as a first aider. In addition to this, you’ll also look at what first aid equipment you should have and how to keep yourself safe when providing first aid. You’ll learn the protocol for dealing with casualties and learn how to deal with unconscious casualties who are both breathing and not breathing.

Is the course accredited?

Yes, it is! Our emergency first aid at work course is accredited by ITC First and is valid for three years. When you complete this qualification, you will gain an ITC Certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6. This qualification is worth one credit. You will need to renew it every three years by attending another emergency first aid at work course.

Teaching Methodology

You’ll love our style of teaching. We ensure that the course is practical with hands-on experience. You’ll confidently develop life-saving skills. We use various high-quality resources to ensure that you have a realistic and engaging training experience. We use Laerdal’s QCPR mannikins, which provides real-time information on the effectiveness of your CPR!

You will also receive plenty of course handouts, including an A5 emergency first aid at work manual.

Course Assessment

Assessment of learning is essential for checking your understanding and provides evidence of your knowledge. During the practical assessment, you will need to understand practical, safe, prompt and effective first aid practices in emergencies. The assessment requirements of this course include:

  • Practical Assessments; your trainer will carry out ongoing practical assessments throughout the course
  • 1 Written Assessments; in the form of multiple choice question paper.


Emergency First Aid at Work Course Syllabus

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Conducting a scene survey
  • Conducting a primary survey of a casualty
  • Providing first aid to a casualty that is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Providing Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Deal with an external bleed
  • How to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
  • How to recognise and provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries, including:
    • Small cuts
    • Grazes
    • Bruises
    • Small Splinters

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