First Aid at Work

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.

First Aid at Work

Overview of 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).

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What you will learn

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

Employer Benefits

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.

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