First Aid at Work Course

The First Aid at Work training (FAW) is the most popular course we offer, with over 100,000 people trained to date.

There are a number of skills required to complete the full first aid at work course. At the end of the course, each candidate will sit a final assessment. Those who successfully complete this assessment will be awarded a certificate which will be valid for three years.

UK regulations from the HSE require that each of the following must be covered.

  • Understanding 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;           
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and 
    effectively in an emergency;                                                               
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious  (including seizure);               
  • Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation;                                               
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is choking; 
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;           
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;               
  • Providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries 
     (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds,  small splinters).
  • Administering 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
  • Recognising the presence of major illness and provide appropriatefirst aid
    (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).