Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

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Emergency First Aid at Work Course

The Emergency First Aid at Work Course is a one-day course designed to give delegates the knowledge, skills and confidence to help those that have become unconscious, and those with minor injuries. The Emergency First Aid at Work Course also looks at the responsibilities of the Emergency First Aider. On successfully completing this course, attendees will be confident, safe, prompt, and effective emergency first aiders.

Who is the Course For?

Nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk organisations, such as offices, libraries, and small shops.

Anyone with an interest in emergency first aid


The Emergency First Aid at Work Course covers the syllabus required under ‘The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, which can be found on the HSE web site. 

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Primary survey
  • Unresponsive breathing casualty
  • Seizures
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Choking casualties
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Casualties suffering from shock
  • Minor injuries, including small cuts, grazes & bruises and small splinters
  • Minor burns and scalds


The Emergency First Aid at Work Course is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a workplace emergency first aider.

Learners between 14-16 years can undertake the course, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole first aider.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Learners are required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore learners must be physically capable of doing this. 

Awarding Body

First Aid Industry Body – FAIB

Good Skills Training can also offer the OFQUAL Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Qualification Code


Course Duration

6 contact hours

Good Skills Training normally deliver this course over 1-day, 09:30 – 16:30

This course can be delivered via blended learning, where 1/3rd of the course is delivered online prior to the face-to-face session, which would be run over 4 contact hours, typically 09:00 -13:15

Delivery Type


Can be delivered as a blended learning course (4-contact hours and e-learning) 

Maximum Learners Per Tutor

The Emergency First Aid at Work Course has a maximum learner to tutor ratio of 12:1 

Assessment Method

The Emergency First Aid at Work Course is assessed through practical assessment and multiple-choice assessment 


Emergency First Aid at Work Certificates are valid for 3-years. Emergency First Aiders must retake the Emergency First Aid at Work Course to maintain their qualification. 

It is also strongly recommended by the HSE that all First Aiders undergo annual refresher training.

Booking an onsite course

To enquire about an onsite course for your staff, please either call our head office, 01473 551911, or one of our local offices, or fill in the enquiry form by clicking here

"I would like to add how much I enjoyed the course as did all my colleagues, Najma was an excellent instructor who kept things fun as well as informative, she is a credit to your company"