3 Day First Aid at Work Course


25 - 27 Jun 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Rochdale Occupational Health Service
Nuffield House, College Road, Rochdale, OL12 6AE
First Aid at Work Course

The 3 day First Aid at Work Course runs for three consecutive days including examination time. The syllabus of subjects taught is set out in the First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 – Approved Code of Practice 2009. After successful completion of the course and examination (75% pass mark required), a certificate is then issued qualifying them to work in industry as a First Aider for a period of three years.

Aims & Objectives

The First Aid at Work training course is designed to enable people designated as a First Aider to carry out appropriate first aid in an emergency situation at work. At the end of the course the candidate will be able to manage a casualty who is injured at work, or suffers from a serious illness, while waiting for more qualified medical help to arrive.

Course Content

Day 1 | Morning SessionDay 2 | Morning SessionDay 3 | Morning Session
Course Administration & Registration
Welcome & Introduction
Duties & Responsibilities
ABC & Priorities of Treatment
Recovery Position
CPR Skill Station
AED Awareness
Review of Day One
Heart Attack & Angina
Head Injuries
Eye Injuries
Review of Day Two
Strains & Sprains
Practical Workshop (CPR/Recovery/Dressings)
Final Revision / Review
Day 1 | Afternoon SessionDay 2 | Afternoon SessionDay 3 | Written, Practical
& Oral Assessments
Burns & Scalds
Primary & Secondary Survey (inc AVPU)
Care of the Unconscious
Wounds & Bleeding
(inc. Catastrophic Bleeding & the use of Tourniquets & Haemostatic Dressings)
Asphyxia – (Choking, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Poisoning)
Topic Reviews
12pm onwards:-
Written Exam Paper
(75% Pass Mark required to
continue to next assessments
Lunch Break
Practical & Oral Assessments

Learning Outcomes

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • Provide emergency first aid at work
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with:
    • injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
    • chest injuries
    • burns and scalds
    • eye injuries
    • sudden poisoning
    • anaphylactic shock
  • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid
  • Understand the role of the first-aider including reference to:
    • the importance of preventing cross-infection
    • the need for recording incidents and actions
    • use of available equipment
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries


On successful completion of the course and exam, a certificate will be issued valid for 3 years.

Cost of Training

The cost of training is £225.00 + vat.