Emergency First Aid At Work in Edinburgh Training Centre

Emergency First Aid at Work course

The Emergency First Aid at Work course provides basic training for people who are required to be emergency first aiders within the workplace.

This course is suitable for low-risk workplaces such as offices and shops, and covers areas such as:

  • CPR
  • Using a defibrillator
  • Choking
  • The recovery position

The course syllabus is as specified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and is fully compliant with The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

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Who should attend?

This course is designed for those workplaces that fall into a lower risk category (e.g. offices, shops, libraries) and whose needs assessment indicates a requirement for emergency first aid training only.

If your first aid needs assessment shows that you have staff who have underlying medical conditions – including heart problems, diabetes or asthma, etc. – we recommend you consider the ‘First Aid at Work’ course as this covers treatment for a wider variety of health issues.

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

  • 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 an adult casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation to an adult, including using an AED
  • administer first aid to an adult casualty who is choking
  • administer first aid to an adult casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • administer first aid to an adult casualty who is suffering from shock
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)

How long does the course last?
The course lasts for one day. Candidates are required to complete six contact hours of training and assessment. It is therefore necessary that candidates are able to attend for the whole duration of the course to allow them to be eligible for continuous assessment and certification.


9.00am until 4.45pm


Candidates will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of underpinning knowledge and practical skills competence will be required for certification.


Successful candidates will receive a St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ certificate, which is valid for three years.

Along with the HSE, St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd strongly recommends that candidates complete an Annual Update course each year during the lifespan of their valid certificate to prevent first aid skills fade.

Important information

Please consider the following factors when choosing your candidate(s) to attend our Emergency First Aid at Work course:

  • reliability, disposition, and communication skills
  • aptitude and ability to absorb new knowledge and learn new skills
  • ability to cope with stressful and physically demanding emergency procedures
  • normal duties, which should be such that they may be able to respond immediately and rapidly to an emergency

Need more information?
If you need further information regarding our Emergency First Aid at Work course please call 0300 4 666 999 or email sales@firstaid.org.uk

Edinburgh Training Centre

12 Dock Place