First Aid at Work

The First Aid at Work training course provides first aiders with a comprehensive set of practical skills needed in most workplaces, giving both knowledge and ability to deal with first aid emergencies. 

This course meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981, meeting HSE requirements.

Length of Course: 3 Days
6 hours worth of training required per day, excluding breaks

Length of qualification: 3 Years
Recommended annual 3 hour refresher for year 1 and 2 of qualification

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive first aid at work training and for first aiders in low to high risk working environments, and / or larger workforces.

What will you learn?

This course will cover how to deal in the workplace with the following:

  • The role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Managing an emergency
  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Acid Attack
  • AED Usage (Defibrillator)
  • Amputation
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding (minor and severe)
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chest Injury (including heart attack)
  • Choking (adult)
  • CPR
  • Croup
  • Crush Injury
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • Epilepsy / Seizures (adult)
  • Eye injuries
  • Fainting
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Haemostatic Dressings
  • Head injuries
  • Heart Attack
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Heat Stroke
  • Hyperventilation
  • Hypothermia
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Meningitis
  • Poisoning
  • Recovery Position
  • Resuscitation
  • Seizures / Epilepsy
  • Sepsis
  • Shock
  • Spinal injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Stroke
  • Tourniquets
  • Unconsciousness
  • Wound Packing


An emphasis on attendees being relaxed and feeling comfortable attempting practicals is always at the forefront of SAH Training, building confidence, knowledge and skills.

Equipment used includes:

  • Choking vest
  • CPR Manikins
  • Auto-injectors ( epi-pens )
  • Tourniquets
  • Bandages
  • Wound packing


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 three years.