Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

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 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, then our outdoor first aid course or forest school first aid course may be more appropriate.

What will I learn?

On this course, you will learn what your responsibilities as a first aider are. 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 Qualification Network UK, and is valid for three years. When you successfully complete this qualification, you will gain a QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF). This qualification is worth one credits. 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 a variety of 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.

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

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 demonstrate an understanding of practical, safe, prompt and effective first aid practices in emergency situations. 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.

Who will my trainer be?

Our first aid courses are all delivered by professionals who work across the industry. So your trainer will hold an advanced first aid certificate and education qualifications. In addition to this, our trainers are active in the outdoor industry. Meaning that they have lots of real-life experience dealing with first aid incidents.

What will I need to bring?

Our courses are practical. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty during your session. Please don’t wear skirts, low cut or baggy blouses etc. as this may embarrass you and those around you. You’ll need to bring your lunch, but we will provide tea and coffee.

Is this course right for me?

If you work in a high-risk environment such as a factory or plant, you may wish to consider our First Aid at Work Course. This course is delivered over three days and covers a wider range of content. If you work with chain saws or other heavy plant equipment, or you work on forestry commission land, you may wish to consider our Forestry First aid at Work Course.


Your journey doesn’t stop after successfully completing your emergency first aid course. We offer a range of other courses which build on your knowledge. If you are looking to increase your awareness of first aid, look at our First Aid at Work Course. On our External Haemorrhage Control- A Stepwise Approach course, you will learn more about managing catastrophic bleeds. Including the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings such as Celox. 

You may also be interested in our Administration of Medical Gases or Administration of Oxygen courses. On both of these courses, you will learn about medical gasses, including oxygen and Entonox®.

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Emergency First Aid at Work Course Contents

  • The role and responsibilities of a first aider.
  • Reduce the risk of infection to yourself.
  • Assess and manage a first aid incident.
  • Provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing properly.
  • How to deal with a casualty who is choking.
  • Provide first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock

Private Emergency First aid at work courses

We deliver public first aid courses in Glasgow and throughout Scotland. We can also provide an emergency first aid at work course at your venue. Please contact us directly for a quote.

Upcoming Emergency First Aid at Work Courses

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