First Aid At Work

Duration: 3 days

First Aid at Work is a three-day qualification for individuals who may be required to administer first aid at work following an employer’s assessment of first aid needs in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Course content

This course aims to provide selected individuals with the knowledge and practical skills required to competently carry out the duties of a workplace first aider. By the end of the course, delegates will have an understanding of:

  • The role of the first aider, including the importance of preventing cross infection, the need for recording incidents and actions, and the use of available equipment
  • How to assess a situation in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • How to provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries
  • How to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking, wounded or bleeding and suffering from shock
  • How to administer first aid to a casualty who has injuries to bones, muscles and joints (including suspected spinal injuries), chest injuries, burns and scalds, eye injuries, sudden poisoning and anaphylactic shock
  • How to recognise the presence of major illnesses and provide appropriate first aid

Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will be provided with a NUCO certificate as proof of qualification.

How to stay up to date

Parallel Training’s First Aid at Work qualification is valid for a duration of three years. Once this time has lapsed, or an individual feels they need to update their knowledge, delegates can re-qualify by attending the two-day First Aid at Work Requalification.

The table below summarises the content between the 1-day and 3-day courses. The level of training you require and number of first-aiders will be determined by your first aid needs assessment.  

Assessing and responding safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency  
Resuscitation and AED awareness  X  X  
Cross-infection prevention  
Recording incidents and actions  
First aid equipment training  
Dealing with an unresponsive casualty   
Wounds and bleeding  
Epilepsy X  X  
Minor injuries 
Burns and scalds  X  
Basic hygiene in first aid X  X  
Sprains and strains    
Spinal injuries   
Chest injuries    
Eye injuries    
Head injuries   X  
Sudden poisoning    
Heart attack    X  
Stroke    X  
Anaphylactic shock    
Asthma    X  
Diabetes    X