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Why Choose Us?

Health and safety regulations are important in all workplaces. The health and safety executive is responsible for ensuring regulatory requirements are followed, and each workplace has a risk assessment in place.

One way a workplace can comply with health and safety regulations is to have an emergency first aider in each workplace with the practical skills to provide first aid in work situations.

Below is gathered information regarding the first aid training courses available in July 2024. We will give you information regarding our offer as a first aid training provider and how first aid emergency training from the company can benefit your workplace.

Why Emergency First Aid Training is Important

Regardless of which tasks are completed in your worksite, first aid emergency skills are important. Some people think first aid is only for physical accidents; however, this is not true. Emergency first aid training courses are completed regularly across all sectors of the employment industry.

First aid skills and training courses can be completed at your worksite as a work course delivered to all staff, or you can send your employees on a one-day course or a three-day course. The course content will be broadly the same. However, a specialised work course will cover specific injuries.

First aid training with an accredited provider will result in a first aid certificate for each employee who completes the training course. The first aid certificate gives your workplace and employees reassurance that any emergency first aid undertaken meets health and safety regulations.

Workplace first aid is especially important if your working environment and emergency protocols are relating to manual work or where staff operate machinery.

Arranging the first aid at work certificate and first aid training course through a company that also hires out the equipment your staff will be using is especially beneficial as the company knows their equipment well and so can more adequately provide work training and first aid training.

Below we will set out the details of the two most common and popular courses for first aid training you can choose to ensure you have a trained first aider in your work environment.

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The one-day course for first aid skills training is an intensive introduction to first aid training to ensure the first aider in your company has adequate skills to look after your staff until emergency services arrive.

Training providers for this course vary, and you may have heard of courses available from the British Red Cross Society (incorporated by Royal Charter in 1908) and St. John Ambulance (a registered charity).

Our first aid courses are modelled similarly to those of the British Red Cross and St John Ambulance, and we will train your first aider for first aid emergencies involving machinery.

Basic life-saving techniques are included in the course in addition to dealing with minor ailments that would be appropriate for a workplace first aider. The training required to administer CPR will be covered in both our 1 day and 3-day courses, so you can be sure of a basic command of this.


When taking part in our 3-day emergency first aid training course, we will review the training included in the one-day course to ensure you do not need to send first aiders to both courses. Your appointed person can choose which of the two courses to do if your company does not specify.

In the 3-day course, your first aider will be taught everything that training providers cover in the one-day course but also a wide range of other first aid emergencies to achieve their first aid at work certificate.

The more intensive nature of this course is due to it being specifically aimed toward high-risk worksites and situations. Receiving first aid training provided by our teams who work with high-risk machinery can benefit your first aiders on a very practical level.

How to get the Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate

You can get the first aid at work training certificate upon completion of an accredited course. We offer a range of courses that will get your staff this certificate so please use the contact us section to find out more.

Complete the EFAW Training CourseĀ 

The EFAW training course will give your staff a good understanding of worksite issues, potential injuries, and how to step in to assess and triage these situations.

First aid at work EFAW courses are available from a number of companies. However, we can offer the equipment and full first aid at work EFAW courses in one booking. Our first aid courses will cover all emergency situations and also specific areas relating to our machinery.

Is emergency first aid at work enough?

Training your staff in emergency first aid at work will not be enough to stop all accidents or emergencies from happening in your work environment. However, having first aiders on site could very well be the difference between life and death during an emergency situation.

If you have first aiders with complete training, they are able to save lives through CPR, continuous observation, or recognising if someone is having a diabetic episode. The training available on the course will also help with treating minor burns and demonstrate when to contact emergency services.

First aid training gives staff essential skills and builds on health and safety e-learning, but all training is only as good as the tools available on site. In addition to sending staff on the course, it is essential to have first aid kits throughout your work environment.

First aid kits should include basic supplies for minor injuries at work. You can find out more information about what should be included in a first aid kit from St John Ambulance, which is a charity registered in England.

What is the difference between first aid at work and emergency first aid at work?

The first aid at work course is a thorough training course giving first aiders complete information about a wide range of accidents and issues that could arise in high-risk work environments. Whereas the first aid at work for emergencies course is for low-risk environments.

The resulting qualification of both courses would be enough to meet regulatory requirements, especially if hse approved. So it is important to fully risk assess your work environment to decide which course is best suited to your first aiders.

Both courses will have an end-of-course assessment to ensure that the first aiders have learned the appropriate skills and can adequately demonstrate them in practice.

The assessment will be completed before leaving the course, so there is no additional time needed to attend the assessment, and practical feedback can be received by first aiders on the day.

What are the three things you do during first aid and emergency?

When dealing with emergencies, you should ensure you remain calm at all times, reassuring the person involved throughout.

You should also contact the appropriate authorities to ensure medical help is arranged.

However, before stepping closer to the person involved, you should assess the area and ensure that you can keep yourself and that person safe at all times. If the person is trapped in a hazardous or unstable situation, you should wait for professional assistance to avoid getting hurt yourself.


How many first-aiders do I need?

The legislation around this question is very vague and doesn’t give a definitive answer to the question. However, the type of work you carry out and the number of people that you employ will determine the number of first aiders that you’re legally required to employ.

In a high-risk workplace, it is advised that you have one first aider for every 50 employees you have.

What should a first-aid box in the workplace contain?

This decision is influenced by your first aid needs assessment. Below is a list of items we suggest for a low risk workplace:

Who is responsible for keeping the records?

This would normally be the responsibility of a dedicated first-aider or appointed person who looks after the book. However employers have the responsibility and would be held liable for this not being completed.

Are St John’s Ambulance paid?

As a St John Ambulance employee you don’t get paid, but there are some benefits in place.

How long is a first aid work training course?

Emergency First Aid at Work (AFAW) work training course usually has one session of 6 or 7 hours. It is a one-day course with theoretical and practical elements. The EFAW training certificates are valid for three years and provides you with basic life-saving first aids skills.

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