Employers have a legal duty to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

An employer shall provide, or ensure that there are provided, such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first-aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work.

This course encompasses all of the requirements for the delivery of First Aid at Work as guided by the Health and Safety Executive.  As with any Xytec course the focus is on effective practical application as well as high standards of knowledge and understanding.

Course Details...

First Aid at Work

Course ID FA001_1
Course Duration 3 day
Delegate: Trainer 12:1
Certificate Validity 3 Years
Dedicated Course £1600
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Course overview

This course is classroom based and designed to familiarise delegates with the core requirements of The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 as well as train them to confidently administer first aid in accordance with HSE guidelines.

This course covers the First Aid at Work syllabus but can be adapted to meet with your organisations First Aid Needs Assessment.

Delegates will be assessed by the trainer during the course and a final written and practical assessment will complete the certification process.

Course prerequisite

Delegates attending this course must meet the following minimum standards…

  • A professional attitude and a willingness to learn.
  • A good understanding of written and spoken English.
  • Numeracy skills.
  • Confidence, Aptitude and Inclination

Who is this course for?

Anybody who has a need or desire to gain appropriate knowledge and skill for the delivery of effective first aid treatment.

This course will address

  • Legislation
  • Detailed look at The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
  • The role of the first-aider.
  • The contents of a BS 8599 Fist Aid Kit.
  • Provisioning appropriate first aid for minor cuts, grazes, bruises and small splinters.
  • The importance of a First Aid Needs Assessment.
  • The need and process for recording incidents and accidents.
  • Assess situations and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Realise the importance of preventing cross infection.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. [CPR]
  • First aid to a casualty who is choking.
  • First aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding.
  • First aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.
  • First aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure).
  • First aid to a casualty with chest injuries.
  • First aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.
  • First aid to a casualty with eye injuries.
  • First aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.
  • First aid to a casualty with anaphylactic shock.
  • First aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
  • First aid to a casualty with suspected spinal injuries.
  • Recognising the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid.

Content and Delivery in accordance with

  • The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
  • Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications 2017 v6.

Additional Reference Material

  • Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  • HSE Basic advice on first aid at work INDG347 (rev2).
  • BS 8599-2011 Specification for the contents of workplace first aid kits.