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First Aid at Work Training

First Aid at Work Training – 3 Day course

  • available In-house/on-site in the West Midlands
  • For groups of up to 12 delegates
  • Scheduled at a time to suit your workforce
  • Our trainers are friendly, fully qualified and professional in their field
  • With competitive pricing to suit your training budget
  • Contact FH Safety Services on: 0121 531 0512 

All employers by law should do an assessment to determine “which or if” first aid at work training is needed for their workplace. This depends on their work activities and how many employees are in the workplace, otherwise an appointed person has to be nominated. Having a first aider helps reduce the effects of injury or illness suffered whether caused by the work itself or not, it benefits the workplace by reducing lost time and costs whilst also providing the responsible person with the competence and confidence to administer first aid in the event of an accident or injury. The First Aid at Work 3 day course covers more treatments than the emergency first aid course. The diagrams below help you to determine which cover of first aid you need. 


A good knowledge of verbal and written English language is required. All candidates must be a minimum age of 16 years old, be able to cope with emergency situations and injuries, they will also need to be physically fit to carry out the procedures detailed in the course.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Course Titles EFAW FAW
Legalities, responsibilities and reporting  Yes  Yes
Acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency  Yes  Yes
Assessment of the situation  Yes  Yes
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)  Yes  Yes
Treating an unconscious casualty (including seizure)  Yes  Yes
Wounds and bleeding  Yes  Yes
Shock  Yes  Yes
Minor injuries  Yes  Yes
Choking  Yes  Yes
Preventing cross infection recording incidents and actions and the use of available equipment  Yes  Yes
Fractures  N/A  Yes
Sprains and strains  N/A  Yes
Spinal injuries  N/A  Yes
Chest injuries  N/A  Yes
Head injuries  N/A  Yes
Minor burns & scalds  N/A  Yes
Eye injuries  N/A  Yes
Poisoning  N/A  Yes
Anaphylaxis  N/A  Yes
Heart attack  N/A  Yes
Epilepsy  N/A  Yes
Asthma  N/A  Yes
Diabetes  N/A  Yes


Includes current regulations and First Aid at Work (see above)

Difference in responsibility: from Appointed Persons, Emergency First Aid at Work to First Aid at Work (see above)

Appointed Persons: – Should not administer First Aid unless they have been trained

EFAW  Emergency First Aid at Work (see diagram above)

FAW – First Aid at Work (see diagram above)

N/A – Subject not applicable on this course (see diagram above)


3 Days




By the end of the course delegates will learn to:-

  • Understand what they need to do and when they need to do it
  • Act safely promptly & effectively in an emergency
  • Perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Treat an unconscious casualty (including seizure)
  • Administer first-aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • Administer first-aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)


A practical assessment will be continuous throughout the course.


Subject to assessment, all delegates will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate.
This qualification is valid for three years and can be renewed by attending a two day re-qualification course.
The HSE strongly recommends that all first aider’s attend an annual refresher course of a minimum three hours duration.


This course is available to anyone who has been nominated as a First Aider at Work, Appointed Person, and anyone wanting to gain thorough practical training in first aid.


(Please check our calendar link below for more dates and courses we offer)



Discuss with your manager what you should gain from the training and identify any problems that have occurred in the past.

Call today for a free no obligation quote Tel: 0121-531-0512
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The HSE suggested numbers of first-aid personnel to be available at all times
whilst people are at work
From your risk assessment, what degree of hazard
is associated with your work activities?
How many
employees do you have?
What first-aid personnel
do you need?
Low hazard e.g. offices, shops, libraries Less than 25 At least one appointed person


At least one first-aider
trained in EFAW

More than 50

At least one first-aider
trained in FAW for every
100 employed
(or part thereof)
Higher hazard e.g. light engineering and
assembly work, food processing, warehousing,
extensive work
with dangerous machinery or
sharp instruments, construction,
chemical manufacture
      Less than 5 At least one appointed person
5-50 At least one first-aider
trained in EFAW or FAW
depending on the type of
injuries that might occur
More than 50 At least one first-aider
trained in FAW for every
50 employed (or part thereof)