Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.


A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could
be required.


A range of subjects are covered including:

• Responsibilities and reporting

• Resuscitation and AED awareness

• Burns

• Assessment of the situation

• Anatomy

• Choking

• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

• Minor injuries

• Epilepsy

• Basic hygiene in First Aid

• Bleeding control

• Shock


Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours