first aid at work training courses

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid requirements highlights the need for qualified First Aiders then this level 3 qualification (level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel. A person cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the person is suitable for that role.

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


First Aid Award (FAA) Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

This qualification lasts for 3 years, after which time delegates must take the First Aid at Work Course (Requalification). It is recommended that, during the 3 year period, First Aiders attend an annual refresher course.

Course Outline

The First Aid at Work training course covers a wide range of first aid topics, enabling all participants to deal with first aid situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.

The First Aid at Work training course covers:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Control of bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Bandaging
  • Head injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Asthma
  • Shock (including anaphylaxis)
  • Choking
  • Eye injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Diabetes
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Stroke
  • Heart attacks
  • Resuscitation and AED awareness

Course Duration

The course is a minimum of 18 hours spread over 3 days. Ideally the course should be run over 3 consecutive days.

Participant Restrictions

Students for the First Aid at Work training course must be a minimum of 14 years to qualify. However, a student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. A maximum of 12 students can attend each course.

Assessment and Marking

Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor during the course along with a written assessment for unit 2.


Workplace Safety Trainer