Emergency First Aid at Work

This course is suitable for anyone who might need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill at work, and covers common injuries and illnesses.

Emergency first aid at work certificate (valid for three years)
  • Become a qualified first aider (aimed at low risk workplaces).
  • Covers accidents and emergencies which could happen in the workplace.
  • Includes a training pack of materials to help learners practice their skills.


This course covers the content specified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSE NI). All workplace courses are fully approved by the HSE.

  • Dealing with an emergency
  • Assessing a casualty
  • Monitoring a casualty
  • Where to get help
  • Electrical incidents
  • Accident recording and reporting
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Unresponsive and breathing
  • Unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator(AED)
  • Seizure
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Burns


The one day course runs from 9am until 5pm each day, with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions. As an alternative the course can be run in 2 hour sessions over 3 weeks, this gives flexibility to fit with your business needs

Delivered in a classroom setting, this course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation. For added reassurance, each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support them.

To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to get down to the floor, willing to work in pairs.  The Health and Safety Executive states we can run this course with group sizes up to 12, but as there is a lot to cover in the day we prefer to run these courses with 4 to 8 as this gives a more hands on time for participants leading to greater understanding and confidence.

Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook, bandages and more.


The participants are assessed throughout the course and upon successful completion they receive a Level 2 NVQ certificate which is valid for 3 years. After this time participants must attend the same course again.

To Book a Course

To book this course for your company or to enquire about spaces on future courses please email us.