Emergency First Aid at Work One-Day Course

Where a workplace first aid risk assessment identifies a need for an Emergency First Aider in the Workplace, this one-day qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.


This one-day course is compliant with Health & Safety Executive code of Practice, and includes both practical and theoretical training, which covers all that is needed for someone to provide emergency first aid support in a workplace (or domestic) setting until professional help arrives.

On this course you will learn

  • The importance of managing an emergency incident effectively
  • How to recognise life-threatening injuries
  • How to contact the emergency services
  • How to provide emergency aid until professional help arrives
  • How to deal with minor injuries
  • Responsibilities of an emergency first aider in a workplace setting

Programme & topics covered

The course is run over seven hours, including lunch and tea breaks.

Session 1

  • Role of the first aider
  • Communication & casualty care
  • Incident management
  • First aid kits

Session 2

  • Primary survey
  • Unresponsive adult
  • Secondary survey
  • Seizures
  • Choking

Session 3

  • Adult resuscitation
  • Defibrillation

Session 4

  • Bleeding (minor & major)
  • Shock
  • Burns & scalds

Course Venues

Courses are held at The Safety Centre in Milton Keynes, at Kent’s Hill Conference Centre in Milton Keynes, or at your own business premises for larger groups. To find out more about the venue, and facilities available, please have a look at our venues page.

For Courses held at the Kent’s Hill Conference Centre, the course fee also includes use of Kents Hill Park’s Nuffield Health run Sports and Leisure Complex on the days of the course: just let the receptionist at Swallow House know that you would like to use the complex.

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This course is offered alongside our full range of courses .