Emergency First Aid Work

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Emergency first aid
at work

The Emergency First Aid at Work course is a one day course which takes 6 hours to complete. It meets the standards required to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. This course is the minimum requirement for a person to deal with potential casualties in the workplace. The HSE also recommend an annual refresher course which takes 3 hours to complete.

This course also includes defibrillator awareness training.

Course content:

-         Role of the first-aider
-         Equipment
-         Recording incidents and actions
-         Preventing cross infection
-         To act safe, prompt and effectively in an emergency
-         To deal with an unconscious casualty (including seizures)
-         To perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
-         Automated External Defibrillator (AED) awareness 
-         Wounds and bleeding
-         Shock
-         Choking
-         Minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes, minor burns and splinters)
Injured man
Pen and certificate

Who should attend?

Those working in a low hazard environment e.g. offices, shops, libraries and will be responsible for up to 50 people. This course may also suitable for higher hazard environments (e.g. assembly work, food processing, machinery, construction) if 5 – 50 people employed. (Please note this does depend on the type of injuries that may occur). All workplaces are different and, as such, each workplace should undertake a risk assessment of their first aid needs. Guidelines from Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.


Successful candidates will receive an approved First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) certificate issued by Wiltshire First Aid Training or on request a nationally accredited Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) issued by an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation Qualifications Network UK (QNUK).  It is up to you which one you choose as both certifications will enable candidates to perform the role of emergency first-aider in the workplace for three years.
CPR at work
First aid demonstration


The trainer will assess learners' competence on a practical informal basis. If choosing the Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) the practical assessment is conducted by the trainer and learners also sit a written multiple choice test paper.

Maximum course numbers

In-house courses, a minimum of 3 candidates and a maximum of 24 candidates (provided there is enough room). 2 trainers will be provided for larger numbers.
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The cost:

"I thought the instructor really bought it to life & had an excellent teaching style. Over the years I've done many first aid courses and this one was the best presented I have attended"

- Paul Winchcombe - Chippenham Wheelers
10th April 2017

"Good mix of practical and theory. Trainer was an excellent communicator"

- Salisbury City Council 4th April 2017 

"I enjoyed the course and am sure if I am ever put in a position where I need to use any of these skills I will be confident to do so"

- Jodie Benson Sleight Vally Golf – 30th March 2017 

"Confident communicative trainer, good kit. Thank you very much, would recommended WFAT to any colleagues"

-  Sarah Milner Simonds EAT Festivals - 11th July 2017

Find out more about the first aid training courses we
can provide.

Call us on 01249 569 690

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