HSE Emergency First Aid at Work

HSE Emergency First Aid at Work


The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.


What is 'adequate and appropriate' will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained first-aiders are needed, what should be included in a first-aid box and if a first-aid room is required. Employers should carry out an assessment of first-aid needs to determine what to provide.

This One Day Southampton based training course, is suitable for employers who have identified a requirement for Emergency First Aiders at Work in their First Aid Needs Assessment. The focus of this course is on preventing situations from becoming worse and learning the vital life saving skills, that a trained Emergency First Aider can use, until help arrives. Availability and booking is via our 'Live Online Calendar'

Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)

Our instructors deliver dynamic courses that relate the subjects being taught to real life situations, which makes our training more applicable to your first aiders. Because of the wide spread availability of this course, it has also become a popular option for anyone requiring basic first aid training for variety situations outside the workplace. We run courses every month at our Southampton, Shamrock Quay classrooms, which benefit from a central location with free parking. We can also attend your premises for bespoke training, please call.

Course Duration

This course is normally run over 1 day (7 hours).

Course Syllabus

A range of subjects is covered including: • What is Emergency First Aid? • Legislation • Responsibilities • Action in an emergency • Primary survey • Secondary assessment • The respiratory system • Resuscitation • Disorders of respiration • Adult basic life support • Foreign objects • Disorders of the circulation • Minor burns and scalds • Epilepsy • Wounds and bleeding Assessment Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper.

Course Certification 

This course is certified with a certificate lasting for 3 years. Course includes a comprehensive first aid manual, certificate, & course handouts. The HSE recommend that all Emergency First Aiders at work attend a 3 hour First Aid Refresher course annually, to ensure that they are up to date with procedures and to reduce the level of “first aid skill fade”.

Course Numbers

A maximum of 8 students per course instructor. 8+ students can be accommodated with additional instructors, please enquire for details.