Who is it for?

This course is ideal for those working in low-hazard environments, such as a shop or office, or for organisations whose first aid needs assessment identifies the requirement for somebody trained in emergency first aid.

What is covered?

The emergency first aid at work course gives learners the skills and confidence to respond to a range of first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace, including helping someone who is:

  • unresponsive and not breathing – including how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • unresponsive and breathing
  • having a seizure
  • choking
  • bleeding heavily
  • burnt (including a range of different burns e.g. electrical)

The course also includes information on:

  • assessing a casualty
  • monitoring a casualty
  • where to get help
  • electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).
  • feels faint
  • has been poisoned
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • has an injury to the bone, muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)
  • is having a heart attack (including the administration of aspirin)
  • is having an angina attack
  • is having a stroke
  • is having a diabetic emergency
  • is having a severe allergic reaction
  • is having an asthma attack
  • has a head injury.