MEL Health and Safety Consultants

First Aid At Work

Course NameFirst Aid at Work
Duration3 day
Max Number of DelegatesAvailable on request
Course FeeAvailable on request


The course must have a minimum of 24 contact hours, usually as a block or roll-over, i.e. one day per week.


  • Definition and aims of First Aid
  • Heart attack, angina and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Rules and Regulations - legal
  • Shock
  • Unconsciousness and recovery position
  • Treatment of burns, scalds, bleeds and amputations
  • Use of first aid box and other equipment
  • Bones, muscles and joint injuries
  • Reporting and recording
  • Eye injuries
  • Personal hygiene and safety
  • Poisoning by gas, fumes or other harmful substances
  • Action in an emergency
  • Choking
  • Casualties safety and disposal
  • Anaphylactic shock, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy and drowning

By the end of the course the candidate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate they can act in a safe, prompt and effective manner with regard to emergencies at work
  • Demonstrate that they are able to use first aid equipment and complete simple records
  • Recognise a casualty suffering from any of the above mentioned injuries/conditions, major and minor injuries and take appropriate action
  • Describe the appropriate transportation of a casualty as required by the circumstances of the workplace
  • Explain how to obtain further medical assistance if required


Assessment will be by multiple-choice, recapping on each session and the final theory assessment will require the candidate to achieve a minimum of 15 correct answers from a possible 20 prior to undertaking the practical examination.


The successful candidate will receive an HSE approved certificate and pocket card/certificate, which is valid for three years. Health and Safety Executive accreditation

The course covers the knowledge and practical skills required of an Appointed Person under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (as amended) 2006. The content is set by the Health and Safety Executive.

If you would like to receive more information about this course please call a member of our training department on 01708 555544 or click here to contact us via email.