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First Aid at Work

Qualified First-aider's Certificate

It is a requirement of the health and safety law that employers should provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees. If an assessment of your first aid needs identifies the requirement for qualified first-aiders, then the First Aid at Work (FAW) course will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.

The course

This comprehensive three-day course will give the learner a qualification to the highest level of first aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

The HSE recommends that in higher hazard workplaces an employer should have at least one first-aider trained in FAW for every 50 employed (or part thereof).


Benefits to the employer and the learner

This course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling learners to deal with an emergency situation with confidence and in a prompt, safe and effective way.

Employers will meet their obligations under health and safety legislation and be confident that their employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work.



On successful completion the learner will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate approved by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This qualification is valid for three years which can be renewed by completing the two-day re-qualification course. The HSE strongly recommends that all first-aiders attend an annual 3-hour refresher course.


Course content

The course is highly practical with plenty of hands-on exercises.

Day 1

  • What is first aid?
  • Legislation
  • Responsibilities
  • Primary survey
  • Secondary assessment
  • The respiratory system
  • Resuscitation
  • Disorders of respiration
  • Disorders of the circulation


Day 2

  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Disorders of consciousness
  • Foreign objects
  • Burns and scalds
  • Bones, joints and muscle injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Incident management training


Day 3

  • Bites and stings
  • Effects of heat and cold
  • Recap of casualty management
  • Recap of resuscitation
  • Incident management
  • Assessment



All learners will be assessed by independent assessors on their ability to act safely, promptly and effectively for a casualty who is unresponsive, requires CPR and who is wounded and bleeding.


Other First Aid Courses

Mantra now offer the full range of HSE approved First Aid at Work courses:


Emergency First Aid at Work

This one-day course is suitable for low hazard environments where the HSE recommends you have 1 Appointed Person for every 50 employees.


Annual Refresher

All first-aiders should undergo a half day refresher course every year.


First Aid at Work Re-qualification

Qualified first-aiders must re-qualify their certificate every three years.


Opportunities for further development

Other courses that provide complementary skill sets include:

  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Marshal

These courses will help to benefit both learners and employers


Course Dates

Please call us on 0800 389 5283 or send us your enquiry via our online form
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Code: FAAW

Aimed at: This course is for learners who wish to become a qualified first-aider in the workplace meeting the requirements of health and safety regulations.

Location: Warrington,Manchester

Length of qualification: 3 days

Funding: None

Employer commitment: Time for training

For enrolment:
Freephone: 0800 389 5283

Mantra training centres are easily accessible from: St Helens . Liverpool . Birkenhead . Crewe . Chester . Wrexham . Northwich . Runcorn . Widnes . Wigan . Bolton . Bury . Rochdale . Oldham . Ashton . Trafford Park . Stockport . Macclesfield