First Aid at Work 3 Day Release

First Aid at Work – Three day release course

This workplace first aid course takes place over a block of three days, and provides first aid training for people who are required to be first aiders within their workplace.

Areas covered by this course include:

  • Incident and casualty management.
  • Recovery positions.
  • CPR, and defibrillator overview.
  • Wounds and bleeding.

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.

Should I attend?

This course is suitable for employees in workplaces that fall into high risk categories, such as engineering, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and chemical.

This course is also suitable for workplaces where employees have a variety of underlying health conditions, such as heart problems, diabetes, anaphylaxis, and high blood pressure.

If you are considering attending, please consider the following personal attributes as they are an important part of the process.

  • 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

What will I learn?

On completing your course, you will be able to understand the role of the first aider, including:

  • the importance of preventing cross infection.
  • the need for recording incidents and actions.
  • use of available equipment.

You will be able to assess situations and circumstances in order to provide First Aid safely, promptly and effectively in a range of emergencies, such as:

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

You will learn to administer first aid to an adult casualty with:

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

As well as this, you will be able to recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid.

How long does the course last?

This course lasts for three days.

You will be required to complete eighteen contact hours of training and assessment. It is therefore necessary that you are able to attend for the whole duration of the course, to make sure you’re eligible for continuous assessment and certification.

What time does the course take place?

This course takes place between 9.00 am, and 4.45 pm

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of knowledge and practical skills competence will be recorded in a Student Workbook.

Will I get a certificate?

Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd ‘First Aid at Work’ certificate, which is valid for three years.

Along with the HSE, we strongly recommend that you complete an Annual Update course each year during the lifespan of their valid certificate to prevent first aid skills fade.

Need more information?

If you need further information regarding our First Aid at Work course please call 0300 4 666 999 or email