First Aid Courses

First Aid can be crucial in the workplace. Rochdale Occupational Health can make sure your team are trained properly when called upon.

Train your Team

First Aid at Work

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.

Our First Aid courses are non-regulated and meet the HSE’s due diligence criteria for what is expected of training providers, including the qualifications expected of trainers and assessors, monitoring and quality assurance systems, teaching and standards of first aid practice, and syllabus content and certification.

For all Abilities

Our First Aid Courses

Rochdale Occupational Health Services are unique in that we provide a recall system to inform employers when their First Aider’s certificates are due to expire. They can then be booked for retraining with plenty of notice for the employer to arrange work shifts and cover. Additionally, all our fist aid courses now include AED Awareness as standard.

Work First Aid Course

First Aid at Work

3 Day 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.

First Aid Course Requalification

First Aid at Work Requalification

2 Day Course

A 2 day Refresher Course is to be completed to refresh and update first aid skills for candidates with a valid first aid certificate that is up for renewal. (First Aiders whose certificates have expired must attend the 3-day course to regain their qualification).  After successful completion of the course and examination (75% pass mark required), a certificate is then issued qualifying them to continue in the role of First Aider for a further three years.

Emergency First Aid Course

Emergency First Aid at Work

1 Day Course

This 1 day first aid course is ideal for smaller workplaces presenting few health & safety risks with candidates learning Basic Emergency Aid in accordance with the syllabus of subjects taught as set out in the First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 – Approved Code of Practice 2009.  After successful completion of the course and assessment, an attendance certificate is issued qualifying them to work in industry as an Emergency First Aider for a period of three years.

Paediatric First Aid Course

Paediatric First Aid

2 Day Course

The 2-day Paediatric First Aid training course enhances the knowledge and skills of course participants in regard to their responsibilities and associated actions as Paediatric First Aiders.

This 2-day Paediatric First Aid Course is suitable for child minders, nursery & school staff and anybody who deals with children or who wants a more in depth course on paediatric first aid training for children and infants. The Paediatric First Aid Course meets the Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register requirements.

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

1 Day Course

This 1-day Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course covers the practical skills required to save the life of an infant or child during the event of an emergency.  The aim of this course is to provide these persons with a sound knowledge and understanding of Emergency First Aid procedures when working with children and babies.

The Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course is recognised by Ofsted for Early Years (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements.

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course

AED & CPR Training

4 Hour Course

This course is designed to train people in the use of an AED in a cardiac arrest situation in accordance with UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training courses are suitable for everyone.

Candidates go through each step of the rescue process, from understanding a cardiac arrest, how to perform CPR, how and why a defibrillator works through to being able to use a defibrillator safely.

Annual Skills Update Course

Annual Skills Update

3 Hour Course

This 3-hour course is for those wishing to update their skills within any 3 year period of completing the First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualifications.

Whilst not mandatory, the HSE strongly encourage FAW & EFAW certificate holders to attend this course on an annual basis to refresh their first aid knowledge and skills and prevent “skills fade”

Manual Handling Course

Manual Handling

4 Hour Course

The 4-hour Safe Moving and Handling course is designed for people who perform manual handling tasks as part of their daily job role, and meets the legal requirements placed on employers to provide adequate manual handling training to their employees.

This course is ran on request. Please visit the course page below to make an enquiry about booking.

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course

First Aid Awareness

3 Hour Course

This 3-hour course is designed to give individuals a basic awareness of first aid, without the need for a formal assessment.

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency as well as administer first aid to a casualty.

First Aid Course Brochure

All bases covered

Other Services


Occupational Audiometry is a screening technique used to detect early damage to hearing resulting from exposure to noise. Identifying any damage allows for follow-up remedial action in the workplace and if necessary a medical referral.

Vision Screening

In industry, a comprehensive screening programme can provide a general overview of employee’s visual disorders, detecting those where corrective action should be taken. Vision Screening Tests are a means of identifying individuals with defective vision who need a full eyesight test. Using the Keystone VS-II, we carry out fourteen tests of nine visual functions, not just visual acuity alone.


After completing a general respiratory questionnaire, lung function tests are carried out using a Spirometer. Results are discussed with the employee and a summary report of the results will be forwarded to the employer. If any abnormalities are detected, a referral will be made to the company Medical Officer or the employee’s GP.

Hand Arm Vibration

Employees whose hands are regularly exposed to vibration may suffer from damage to the tissues of hands and arms, which causes the symptoms collectively known as HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome).

Possibly, up to 1 in 10 people who work regularly with vibrating tools may develop HAVS.

Under The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 an employer has a duty to assess vibration risks to health and safety. The employer must eliminate vibration risk at source, or reduce to the lowest reasonable practicable level and to provide information and training for employees on vibration risks and control measures.

Absence Management & Advice

If you want to get your staff back to work as quickly and safely as possible, early intervention is essential. Once an employee has been off sick for more than six weeks, the problem is often compounded and the chances of returning to work at all are significantly reduced.

Our skilled and experienced team will work with you, in the context of your business culture and with your business priorities in mind, to resolve even the most difficult and sensitive cases, where fitness to work is an issue.  With sickness and absenteeism costing British business over £11.6 billion each year, according to the Confederation of British Industry, it is not surprising that more and more organisations are taking action to control these costs.

Medical Assessments

ROHS can undertake medical assessments for a whole range of needs. These will be carried out by the Occupational Health Physician or the Occupational Health Nurse Advisor.

Medicals include:

  • Initial Medical Assessments for New Starters
  • Night Worker Health Assessments
  • Lift Truck Driver Medical Assessments
  • Medical Assessment for Safety Critical Workers
  • Food Hygiene Medical Assessments
  • Life Style Medical Assessment