First Aid at Work Course

First Aid at Work Course

First Aid at Work Course

If you work in a higher risk environment such as a factor or large office, then our three-day first aid at work course is perfect for you. You’ll learn the vast array of knowledge and skills as outlined by the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

This course is an excellent choice if your workplace has more than 50 staff, or operates machinery or plant equipment. This includes large offices, factories, schools, and shopping centres. The Health and Safety Executive have the advice to help you complete your first aid needs assessment.

If you work in Forestry, then our 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?

You’ll learn a lot over the three days. Including what your responsibilities as a first aider are, and what are the duties of your employer. In addition to this, you’ll also look at what first aid equipment you should have. How to keep yourself safe while providing first aid. You’ll learn the protocol for dealing with casualties. Including how to deal with unconscious casualties who are both breathing and not breathing.

You’ll also learn how to deal with a variety of injuries, including bleeding wounds, severe burns and head injuries. In addition, you will learn about medical conditions such as asthma, diabetic emergencies and seizures.

Is the course accredited?

Yes, it is! Our first aid at work course is accredited by Qualification Network UK and is valid for three years. When you complete this qualification, you will gain a QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF). This qualification is worth three credits. You will need to renew it every three years by attending a two-day first aid at work revalidation course.

Teaching Methodology

First Aid at Work Course

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 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 demonstrate an understanding of practical, safe, prompt and effective first aid practices in emergency situations. The assessment requirements for 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, which means 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 low-risk environment such as a small office or school, you may wish to consider our Emergency First Aid at Work Course. This course is delivered over a day, however, covers a smaller 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. 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®.

First Aid at Work Course

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 correctly.
  • How to deal with a casualty who is choking.
  • How to provide first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding.
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis.
  • How to conduct a secondary survey.
  • Provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
  • How to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.
  • How to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries.
  • Provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
  • Dressing an eye injury.
  • Dealing with a casualty suffering from poisoning.
  • Recognise and provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illnesses, including:
    • Heart Attacks
    • Stroke
    • Epileptic Seizure
    • Asthma Attack
    • Diabetic Emergency

Private First aid at work courses

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

Upcoming First Aid at Work Courses

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