The legal obligation

Employers have an obligation under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L74, Second Edition) to make adequate and appropriate first aid provision for

First aid at work (HSE approved course)


This course covers the practical skills needed by a first aider in the modern workplace. The course will give you the confidence and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies.



Who should attend?

Nominated workplace first aiders, or anyone wanting a comprehensive introduction to first aid.


What you will learn?

The course will give you the knowledge and confidence to deal with a first aid emergency in the workplace.


Course content


* Fractures *Sprains and strains *Spinal injuries *Chest injuries *Severe burns and scalds *Eye injuries *Poisoning *Anaphylaxis *Heart Attack *Stroke *Epilepsy *Asthma *Diabetes


Course duration

Three days. The course is usually offered as three consecutive days, however, we also offer it as a split course over several weeks at some centres.


Assessment and certification

After completing a final assessment successful candidates receive an HSE approved certificate valid for three years.

This course is legally compliant with the current Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981. Upon successful completion of this three day course, first aiders receive certification to allow them to practise for three years after which a re-qualification course becomes necessary. It is strongly recommended that you update your skills by taking an annual refresher.



Open Course price: £190 + Vat per person.
Group Course price: £1450 + Vat for up to 12 delegates.

Emergency First Aid at Work   (EFAW)   1 day course


Course Content:

  • Acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Treating an unconscious casualty (including seizure)
  • Choking
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor injuries
  • Preventing cross infection, recording incidents and actions 
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