First Aid at Work

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Duration 60 minutes

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140,000 people die each year in the UK from incidents where first aid could have possibly saved their lives (St John’s Ambulance, 2016).  

Employers have both legal & moral duties to provide immediate medical attention should an illness or injury occur in their workplace.  As a result, it is vital to ensure enough staff are adequately trained to provide first aid at work. 

COURSE OBJECTIVE | Provide crucial knowledge on how to attend to a wide range of workplace illness and injuries.  Particularly in the vital period before emergency services arrive.

On completion of this course you will…

| Know when emergency services are required

| Know how to provide effective care prior to emergency services arriving

| Be able to conduct a primary survey 

| Be able to conduct a secondary survey

| Know how to put casualties in the recovery position

| Know how to respond appropriately to emergencies such as choking, wounds, bleeding and shock

| Know how to respond appropriately to burns, scolds, poisons, fractures, sprains and electrical injuries

| Be able to care for unconscious patients

NOTE: This First Aid at Work course is particularly suited to low-risk workplaces that do not require a qualified first-aider but must appoint somebody to be in charge of the first aid arrangements. It is also best practice for employers to provide general first aid training to all employees.

Watch Introduction

Course Content

Section 1 | First Aid at Work

Provision of First Aid in the workplace

Personal safety and safety of the patient

Primary Survey

Secondary Survey

Respiratory emergencies

Cardiac emergencies

External bleeding

Section 2 | Reacting to Medical Emergencies

Fractures, sprains and strains

Burns, scalds, poisons and electrical injuries

Diabetes and epilepsy


How to react to medical emergencies

Ideal For

Managers and employees who are responsible for first aid arrangements in the workplace. This course is appropriate for candidates learning new first aid skills or refreshing their existing first aid skills.  No previous qualifications are needed.

General first aid training for all employees has clear benefits and could prove life-saving.


First Aid Certificate

First Aid Certificate

On successful completion of this First Aid at Work course candidates receive a self-print completion certificate.  

| Requires 80% or more in final assessment

| Certificate  emailed immediately

| Unlimited retakes

| CPD Accredited

First Aid CPD accreditation

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Benefits of echo3education First Aid at Work course

  • Accelerated Learning | 60 minutes 
  • Complies with UK Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981
  • Rich media and engaging content
  • 12 months unlimited access to content
  • Efficient & friendly service
  • Complementary training record back-up from echo3education

Further Information

According to the British Red Cross, up to 59% of deaths from injury may have been prevented had first aid been carried out before the arrival of the emergency medical services.  However the majority of UK citizens lack the confidence and skills to provide basic first aid in an emergency situation.  This leads to unnecessary deaths, injuries and disabilities, while also putting greater pressure on emergency services.

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. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees, and to the self-employed.

To be legally compliant you need to know what is ‘adequate and appropriate’ for your business.  This requires a first Aid Risk Assessment.

As a minimum, a low-risk workplace such as a small office of up to 25 staff should have a first-aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements, such as calling the emergency services if necessary.  As your organisation grows you need to train more staff in first aid for your arrangements to remain adequate.  

If you employ staff that regularly come into contact with the public you should consider providing them all with a fundamental understanding of emergency first aid.  

All your first-aid arrangements must also be communicated to staff.

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