First Aid at Work (FAW)

This course is designed for candidates who work as First Aiders within the work place

  • 3 day modular course (minimum 18 hours)
  • 3 year validation for statutory and workplace needs
  • Introduction of a systematic method of First Aid for managing casualties
  • Covers HSE syllabus for First Aiders at work according to the '81 & '97 regulations, UK & European Guidelines

HSE First Aider:

  • Can take control of an incident until a nurse, doctor or ambulance arrives.
  • Fulfils health & safety requirements for the HSE First Aid at Work.


Course Content:

  • Emergency – vital signs, emergency action, airway, unconscious, choking, bleeding, breathing & circulatory problems, emergency breathing, CPR.
  • Environment – heat stress, cold stress, chemicals, gas fumes, dust, toxic poisons.
  • Health & Safety – recording accidents, RIDDOR, FAW regs, First Aid kits, sick-room.
  • Illness – chest pain, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, emotional disorders, minor ailments.
  • Rescue – transportation, communication.
  • Assessment – reviews material on the course via practical, written and external assessment.