HSE Approved 3 Day First Aid at Work Course

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety Law that employers should provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees.  This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with an emergency situation with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way.  This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. (Effective from 1st October 2009)

Duration: A minimum of 18 hours spread over at least 3 days.  Ideally, the course should be run over 3 consecutive days, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if you so desire.

A range of subjects is covered including:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Control of bleeding
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging
  • Heart Attacks
  • Choking
  • Head Injuries
  • Shock
  • Eye Injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Chest injuries
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Burns
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy


If your organisation has a specific area of training that is not included, or you require a more in-depth session, then we can accommodate you by providing additional training in that particular subject.

Certification: Subject to assessment, all participants will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate (and wallet card) approved by the Health and Safety Executive.  This qualification is valid for three years which can be renewed by attending a suitable Two-Day re-qualification course.  The HSE strongly recommends that all First Aiders attend an annual refresher programme of a minimum three hours duration.

Numbers: A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and each participant must be aged a minimum of 14 years or above.

Assessment: All students will be assessed by independent assessors on their ability to act safely, promptly and effectively for a casualty who is unresponsive, requires CPR and who is wounded and bleeding.

Location: We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises or we can source a suitable location if necessary.


Click to download as a PDF