First Aid at Work

First aid at work courses

First Aid at Work (FAW)

Initial learner course. Focusing on adults in the workplace.

Why First Aid at work training is important.

First Responders Ltd cannot tell you what provision you should make for First Aid. An employer is best placed to understand the exact nature of the workplace and decide what is needed. First Aid provision must be ‘adequate and appropriate in the circumstances’. This means that you must provide sufficient First Aid personnel, training, kits and facilities appropriate for the risk at all times.

In order to decide what provision you need, you should undertake a First Aid needs assessment. This assessment should consider the circumstances of your workplace, workforce and the hazards and risks that may be present. The findings will help you decide what First Aid arrangements you need to put in place.

To help you with the above we have a Training calculator button at the top of this page.

In assessing your first-aid needs, you should consider:

  • The nature of the work you do
  • Workplace hazards and risks (including specific hazards requiring special arrangements)
  • The nature and size of your workforce
  • The work patterns of your staff
  • Holiday and other absences of those who will be first-aiders and appointed persons
  • Your organisation’s history of accidents

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of First Aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

First Aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!

The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) qualification is specifically designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace. Successful candidates will learn how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that could occur at work and will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give emergency first aid.

What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes.


  • Abdominal/Chest  wounds
  • Acts and regulations
  • AED Familiarization
  • Amputations
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Assisting the EMS
  • Asthma/Breathing Problems
  • Bleeding/Wounds
  • Bleeding – Catastrophinc*
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Choking Adult Child & Infant
  • Circulatory System
  • Compression – Brain
  • CPR – Adult Child & Infant
  • Crush Injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • DR ABC
  • Electric shock
  • Embedded Object
  • Seizures Management
  • Exposure to heat and cold
  • Eye Injury
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fractures/Spinal Log Roll
  • Gasses and Fumes
  • Hanging
  • Head Injuries/Stroke
  • Heart Conditions
  • History Signs & Symptoms
  • Hygiene/Cross infection
  • Incident approach
  • Internal bleeding
  • Medical Problems
  • Poisoning
  • Recovery Position
  • Reporting and Records
  • Role & Responsibilities
  • Secondary Survey
  • Shock & Faint
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Unconsciousness

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3 days


We come to you


Valid for 3 years


Level 3 Qualsafe Awards OFQUAL regulated or First Responders Ltd


Up to 12 – higher numbers can be accommodated by prior arrangement

First Aid at work