First Aid at Work


This first aid course teaches how to respond to a range of common workplace first aid emergencies. Created as an entry-level introduction to workplace first aid for small and low-risk workplaces, this accredited online course is also suitable as an annual refresher to previously trained staff.

DURATION | 60 minutes

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This training course helps to develop the knowledge & confidence to respond appropriately to most minor and major injuries and illnesses that occur at work.

In a life-threatening emergency, lives can be saved if more of us know first aid1.  There is also clear evidence2 that patient outcomes are improved through the delivery of immediate first aid.  This is why first aid regulations require businesses to have in place appropriate first aid measures.

This online course helps many businesses improve their first aid provision.

Because first aid emergencies are frightening and stressful, many of us feel we lack the confidence to help. This training aims to boost confidence by communicating the simple actions to take that can make a big difference.

Please note, this course follows the UK HSE First Aid at Work syllabus but does not meet the 18-hour contact time requirements.  As such it is NOT designed for the designated first aiders in businesses that employ 50 staff or more.  They should complete a 18-hours of training.  If you are unsure is this first aid at work course is right for you read further or email ([email protected]). 



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Help employers improve their first aid provision in a cost effective way and boost you employees confidence to react appropriately to a variety of first aid situations.


On completion of the online First Aid at Work training you will;

  • Understand the aims of first aid as being to preserve life, prevent further harm and promote recovery.
  • Know how to provide effective care prior to emergency services arriving, including:
    • The steps to take when first encountering an injured victim
    • How to conduct a primary & secondary survey
    • How to respond to life-threatening emergencies, including coronary emergencies, strokes and external bleeding
    • How to respond to a range of non-life-threatening emergencies
  • Know best practice when calling the emergency services
  • Understand RIDDOR reporting and supporting a return to work



This first unit introduces the learner to the benefits of first aid training at work and the applicable legislation.


Next, we look at first response in case of a medical emergency. This includes the vital importance of evaluating that the environment is safe before proceeding, and how to conduct a primary and secondary survey.


If the primary survey has highlighted a life-threatening condition (respiratory, bleeding, strokes and cardiac emergencies), we outline what your response should be.  This includes what to do in the very worst-case scenario of cardiac arrest.  We clearly explain the Chain of Survival, how to preform CPR and the role of AEDs.


This unit outlines what steps should be taken following a secondary survey.  We cover a range of common workplace injuries, including: fractures, sprains, burns, poisoning, electrical injuries, seizures, allergic reactions and diabetes.  We also look at unconsciousness and the recovery position.


It may seem obvious but covering the basics helps to build confidence.  So, in this unit we provide a reminder of best practice when calling the emergency services. We also briefly cover RIDDOR and how to support a return to work following injury or illness.  Then it’s an opportunity to remind yourself of the key points of the course before taking the final short assessment.


Finally, you progress to the 15 question multiple choice quiz.


At the end of the online First Aid course there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz.  If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their first aid certificate.  If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A posted certificate is available separately.

This online First Aid at Work certificate is valid for 3 years.

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This online First Aid at Work training is beneficial for all employees because you never know when first aid will be required. It could prove lifesaving!  In many cases the designated first aider may not be present so all staff having knowledge of what to do will improve your first aid arrangements.

This course has been specifically designed for;

  • The person appointed person who takes charge of first aid arrangements in small (less than 50 employees) and low-risk environments, e.g. offices, shops, cafes, etc
  • Anyone supporting a First Aider (completed 18-hour face-to-face First Aid at Work course)
  • Annual refresher training for First Aiders
  • Managers and staff who are public-facing, e.g. Supermarkets, Cafes, etc.
  • All employees in higher-risk environments e.g. energy and construction industries.
  • Everyone interested to understand the fundamentals of first aid at work

This course aligns to HSE syllabus for First Aid at Work training but does not meet the 18 hour training requirement for designated first aiders in business that employ 50 staff or more.

This article will help you select the right first aid course.


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Comments below should not be considered authoritative legal advice.  They are intended as helpful guidance only.  It is the duty of each organisation to ensure appropriate first aid arrangements are in place.

In the UK all employers must comply with the First-Aid Regulations 1981.

This regulation requires employers to put in place ‘such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first-aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work.

What ‘adequate and appropriate’ first aid arrangements are will vary workplace to workplace.  So, to ensure you’re legally compliant you first need to undertake a first aid needs assessment.

Across the UK the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) are the regulator and also tasked with enforcement.

They have helpfully created some first aid needs assessment case studiesthat are very useful for developing an understanding of what they deem appropriate.

With respect to training the HSE create the First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid syllabuss that our courses follow.  This syllabus is appropriate for the First Aider required in business that employ 50 staff or more.  But the course must have a contact time of 18-hours.  Our online First Aid at Work course covers the knowledge but does not meet contact time requirements.  It is designed to be appropriate for smaller businesses or all staff who need to know what to do in the case of an emergency.

Because every business is different there are no absolute answers to tell you what must be done.  But a well considered needs assessment will help determine what appropriate ‘equipment and facilities’ means for your business.  It will also help you understand what training is appropriate.

As a minimum, in say a small, a low-risk workplace such as an office, there should be;

  1. an appointed person to take charge of first aid arrangements.
  2. A an appropriate first aid kit
  3. Staff have information about your first aid arrangements

The appointed person will have sufficient first aid training to know what to do in an emergency.  This course will help provide the appointed person with that knowledge.  Usually, the appointed person will also maintain the first aid kit, call the emergencies services and ensure staff understand the organisations first aid arrangements.

First aid needs assessments should be adjusted to remain up to date as the circumstances within the organisation change.

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References [External Links]
  1. Warwick University Study (2018) – Link
  2. Manchester University Study (2016) – Link