First Aid at Work 

It is paramount that you can trust the person who will care for you if you are injured or suddenly ill at work and equally important that they have the training to help and support you.


This course is suitable for anyone who might need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill at work.


The course covers a wide range of injuries and illnesses.

3 Days


Minimum 18 Hours


£175 per person


This course gives learners the knowledge and competencies to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.


Learners will be taught the skill necessary to be able to demonstrate the practical application of safe and effective first aid in emergency situations.


Learners will taught to understand the role of the first aider.

Who is this qualification for ?

This course is designed to be taken by anyone who is required to undertake such training under the 

Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

Course Requirements

Learners will be required to complete theory and practical assessments.


Each learner will be evaluated by the trainer to ensure they meet the minimum standards to

complete the course or qualification.


If you currently hold or held a First Aid at Work certificate and are coming to the end of certification or no longer than a month has lapsed following the end of certification you will be eligible for the 2 Day Requalification Course  

Qualification Structure

The First Aid at Work Certificate has two units that learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.

  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

  • Managing Illness and Injury in the Workplace

In accordance with Appendix 5 & 6 of the H&S (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

On completion of training, whether a full FAW course or a FAW requalification course, successful candidates should have satisfactorily demonstrated competence in all of the subject areas listed in Appendix 6 and also to be able to:


Appendix 5

  • administer first aid to a casualty with:

    • injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries;

    • chest injuries;

    • burns and scalds;

    • eye injuries;

    • sudden poisoning;

    • anaphylactic shock;

  • recognise the presence of major illness including:

    • heart attack;

    • stroke;

    • epilepsy;

    • asthma;

    • diabetes and provide appropriate first aid.

Appendix 6

  • understand the role of the first-aider, including reference to:

    • the importance of preventing cross infection;

    • the need for recording incidents and actions;

    • use of available equipment;

  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;

  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);

  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator;

  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;

  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;

  • administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;

  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).


Successful candidates will be awarded the First Aid at Work Certificate valid for 3 years