First Aid at Work

Course Information

This course is 18 hours in duration and provides a complete set of practical skills needed by first aiders in their workplaces to become confident and competent as a nominated first aider. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.


  • Class introductions (ice breaker)

  • The Definition of a First Aider

  • The Aims of First Aid

  • Rescuer Protection

  • First Aid Kit

  • Reporting Accidents


  • SAFE                                         

  • Life Cycle                                      

  • Chain of Survival 


BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS)                                 

  • Primary Care                           

  • Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Adult and Child Choking

  • Types of Bleeding

  • Bleeding Control

  • Haemostatic Dressing Application

  • Tourniquet Application

  • Shock

  • Seizures and Epilepsy

MINOR FIRST AID                                

  • Small Cuts, Grazes and Bites

  • Bruises

  • Small Splinters

  • Nosebleeds

  • Burns and Scalds

MEDICAL FIRST AID                                

  • Poisoning

  • Heart Attack

  • Stroke

  • Asthma

  • Allergic Reaction and Anaphylaxis

  • Diabetes

  • Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

  • Hypothermia

INJURY FIRST AID                                

  • Chest Injuries

  • Suspected Spinal Injuries

  • Electric Shock

  • Head Injuries - Minor and Severe

  • Eye Injuries

  • Fractures and Dislocations

  • Sprains and Strains