Emergency First Aid at Work - 1 Day

Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for people who work in low hazard environments (for example an office or shop) or where the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) / Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) guidelines indicate staff should hold a certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work. If your risk assessment identifies a requirement for additional first aid training, we recommend the three day First Aid at Work course which teaches the skills to recognise and treat a wider range of injuries and medical conditions.

Course Length: 1 Day

Course Content:

This course gives learners the skills to help someone who are:

  • unresponsive and breathing
  • unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • having a seizure
  • choking
  • bleeding heavily
  • suffering from shock
  • burnt

It also includes information on:

  • dealing with an emergency:     
    • assessing a casualty
    • monitoring a casualty
    • where to get help
    • electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Learners will be provided with a training pack that they get to keep to help  them refresh themselves in specific areas of the qualification.


The HSE and HSENI stipulate that the course must contain at least 6 training contact hours. On successful completion of this course, learners shall receive an Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate which is valid for three years.


Learners will undertake a practical assessment. They will only progress to this stage once the instructor is happy with their progress so far. All learners are assessed throughout the duration of the course to ensure the instructor is happy to continue them to final assessment stage. 


The HSE/HSENI recommends that an annual skill update and refresh is carried out, although this is not mandatory.