First Aid at Work (FAW)

Key benefits of this course:

Delegates will gain self-confidence and a skill set that could literally save lives. Being a trained first aider gives people a sense of responsibility for their colleagues and a wider sense of responsibility for the company as a whole. Having trained first aiders at work is a benefit to any company as prompt action by trained first aiders in an emergency could not only save lives, but save money too.


Our courses are renowned for providing a quality learning experience offering hands-on practical training skills that leave first aiders feeling confident to use their skills in a real life situation. It is therefore important that participants are physically able to perform the relevant actions and techniques included in the HSE syllabus.

As the HSE requires at least 18 training and assessment contact hours for this course, participants must be in attendance for their entire course duration to be eligible for evaluation and qualify for a certificate for First aid at work.

During this course candidates will learn:

a) administer first aid to a casualty with:

  • injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
  • chest injuries
  • eye injuries
  • sudden poisoning
  • anaphylactic shock

b) recognise the presence of major illnesses and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for higher or advanced level hazards (e.g. construction, manufacturing or chemical plants) or where your needs assessment identifies a requirement to provide additional training, covering a broad syllabus including the recognition and treatment of a wider range of conditions.

Key facts:

  • Course length: 3 days
  • Qualification: First aid at work certificate; valid for three years
  • Maximum class size: 15people
  • Location: Slough (or at your place of work)
  • Cost: £xx per delegate
David HirstFAW