First Aid at Work - 3 Day

Course Information

Who is the course for?

Anyone aged over 16 year old who may become the designated first aider in a work place or could be tasked to provide first aid should someone become injured or unwell.

Course Length: 3 Days

Course Content:

This course gives learners the skills to help someone who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • is choking
  • is bleeding
  • is suffering from shock
  • is burnt
  • feels faint
  • has been poisoned
  • has a head injury
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • is having a medical emergency:     
    • seizure
    • heart attack
    • angina attack
    • stroke
    • asthma attack
    • severe allergic reaction
    • diabetic emergency
  • has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)

The course 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)

Unique to other course providers we can offer a FREE add on that covers an introduction to First On Scene Training. This is  vital for people responding to an emergency so they can effectively take control of an incident/accident and handover to the emergency services on arrival if required. This would be tailored to the workplace/surrounding that is most relevant to your day to day working environment.


The HSE and HSENI stipulate that the course must contain at least 18 training contact hours. On successful completion of this course, learners shall receive an First Aid at Work Certificate which is valid for three years.


On the third day learners will undertake a practical assessment. They will only progress to this stage once the instructor is happy with their progress so far. All learnerss 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.