First Aid at Work
This online First Aid at Work course provides the knowledge needed to make the right choices in an emergency.
Duration Approx. | 45 minutes
First Aid at Work course | Around 140,000 people die each year in the UK from accidents where first aid could have saved their lives (St John’s Ambulance, 2016).
The same study found 93% of UK adults do not feel confident to deliver basic first aid. Consider;
- Would you or your staff be confident in an emergency?
- A customer unconscious, would you know what to do?
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide ‘adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel’, which includes first aid training. This requirement is designed to ensure employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
First Aid at Work Course Objective
Provide the knowledge needed to appropriately attend to a wide variety of workplace illness and injuries, particularly in the vital period before emergency services arrive.
| What to do if you encounter an injured victim
| How to provide effective care prior to emergency services arriving
| Responses for heart attacks and cardiac arrest.
| How and when to put casualties in the recovery position
| Appropriate responses to emergencies such as choking, wounds, bleeding and shock
| Appropriate responses to burns, scolds, poisons, fractures, sprains and electrical injuries
| Taking care of unconscious patients
First Aid at Work Course Content
Section 1 | Introduction
Benefits of First Aid Training
Evaluate the Environment
Section 2 | Survey
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs)
Section 3 | Common Workplace Injuries
Sprains and strains
Burns and Scalds
Poisons and electrical injuries
Diabetes and epilepsy
Section 4 | Calling the Emergency Services
On successful completion of this First Aid at Work training, candidates receive a self-print completion certificate.
| Requires a score of 80% or more in final assessment
| Certificate emailed immediately
| Unlimited retakes of assessment
| CPD-accredited – 5 credits
General first aid training for all employees has clear benefits and could prove life-saving. This course is appropriate for those working in low risk environments who which to learn basic first aid skills or refresh their existing first aid skills. No previous qualifications are needed.
This First Aid at Work training course is also ideal for the designated first aider in low risk workplaces.
Why take this online First Aid at Work course?
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 with a staff of up to 25 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 must train more staff in first aid for your arrangements to remain ‘adequate’. If you employ staff who regularly come into contact with the public, you should consider providing those employees with a fundamental understanding of emergency first aid.
All your first aid at work arrangements must be communicated to staff so that everyone is clear on responsibilities and procedures.
This course is an effective way to provide basic first aid awareness to all staff. It can boost confidence, evidence compliance and perhaps even help save a life.
What is included in this Online First Aid at Work training course?
| CPD-accredited – 5 credits
| Final assessment to evidence learning
| Emailed completion certificate (£5 for posted version)
| 12 months unlimited access
| Zero Carbon product