Annual Refresher First Aid

Employers are legally required to ensure their first aiders are competent and maintain their skills throughout the three years in which their certificates are valid.

This refresher course provides candidates with the opportunity to practise and update their skills as a qualified first aider, at any time with a valid first aid certificate.

The HSE strongly recommends that you attend a refresher session once every year during this three year period.

Length of Course: 3 hours

Length of qualification: 1 Year

Who should attend?

This course is for people holding a current First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. This course is available for all courses currently listed.

What will you learn?

This session expands on your knowledge and abilities by involving you in realistic scenarios with simulated casualties. Candidates will practise first aid in practical sessions.


Attendees will be observed and will need to be deemed confident and competent in all practical elements, skills and knowledge.

Course Requirements

Candidates need a good understanding of English. Candidates must be physically able to demonstrate the practical skills required to complete the assessment.


Successful candidates receive a SAH Training certificate, valid for one year.