Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Part of Skills Training Group, Emergency First Aid at Work Course offers workplace first aid training at a number of venues nationwide. You can join one of our public courses or we can deliver on site first aid training at your own venue or workplace.
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We can deliver first aid training nationwide at your venue or workplace for up to 12 learners per session.

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  • Louise
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    Really good First Aid course. Trainer was really knowledgeable and had lots of 'real life' examples to share.
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    July 21, 2023
    John Smee
    Recommend..Skills Training Group!
    Fantastic training provided by Skills Training Group. The trainer was both professional and extremely knowledgeable and, worked at the pace of the group to help us achieve a positive outcome. Thank you.
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    April 24, 2023
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    Great experience with STG . I done my initial training here & now my reassessments 5 years later .

    Highly recommended for anyone looking to join the gas industry.
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    September 06, 2023
    Jack McGeehan
    Training was excellent
    Training was excellent. Our instructor, Mark McDermott, did a wonderful job in explaining first aid techniques and their importance.
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    September 12, 2023
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    An amazing day on the first aid…
    An amazing day on the first aid awareness course. Allan King was great, very knowledgeable and so generous with answering questions.

    The training facility is very good. If your ...
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    August 24, 2023
    Tina Mcbain
    First Aid Course 100% recommend
    Completed my first aid course a few days ago, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. It was easy to book and very affordable. Allan was fab, very knowledgeable and great at engaging with all of the class. The facilities are great too and ...
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    August 24, 2023
  • Louisa Olund
    Amazing first aid
    Emma led our 3 day course and showcased an incredibly strong and passionate knowledge of first aid. I had never completed a first aid course before, unlike most of the group. I feel I have retained a lot of the course with the help of her ....
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    August 11, 2023
    Gavin Jennings
    3 Day First Aid Training Course
    Emma led our Company's three-day first-aid training course earlier this week. My previous experience has been one-day courses, which I personally felt was too much to take in and remember confidently when out in the real world. Being able to take ....
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Our Workplace First Aid Courses

Our workplace first aid courses are accredited by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB).
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First Aid at Work Course (3 Days)

6 Hours e-learning + 2 Days Classroom
The 3-Day First Aid at Work Course is for high-risk workplaces such as construction sites, garages, workshops, etc.
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Emergency First Aid at Work Course (1 Day)

1 Day
The 1-Day Emergency First Aid at Work Course is for low-risk workplaces such as offices, shops, gyms, etc.
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On Site First Aid Training

From £395
1-3 Days
We come to you and deliver first aid training at your venue or workplace. Nationwide service available.
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Our Quality Promise

First Aid Training Accredited by the FAIB

The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) is a trade organisation that sets qualification standards for the first-aid industry. To be accepted by the FAIB, you must provide proof of high-quality first-aid training and quality management standards. The FAIB is a well-established organisation that oversees hundreds of training facilities all over the country.

We're Members of FOFATO

We are proud members of the Federation of First Aid Training Organisations (FOFATO). The primary goal of FOFATO is to elevate First Aid standards and increase public awareness of this vital profession. Since 2007, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recognised FOFATO as the primary consulting organisation in all matters related to First Aid.
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Benefits Of In House First Aid Training
What Is First Aid?
Why become a qualified first aider?

At Emergency First Aid at Work Course, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality first aid training to ensure that our learners are not just certified, but truly confident and competent in their first aid skills. Our Quality Promise is built on the following pillars:

  1. Expert Instruction: Our trainers are seasoned professionals with real-world experience. They are not just skilled in first aid techniques but are also adept at teaching, ensuring that every participant understands and can apply their learning effectively.
  2. Comprehensive Curriculum: Our courses are meticulously designed to cover all essential aspects of workplace first aid, adhering to the latest guidelines and legal requirements. We balance theoretical knowledge with practical skills, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience.
  3. Hands-On Training: We believe in the power of practical, hands-on experience. Our courses include extensive practical sessions, allowing participants to practice and perfect their skills in a safe and supervised environment.
  4. Small Class Sizes: To ensure personalised attention and a better learning experience, we maintain small class sizes. This approach allows our instructors to address individual questions and provide guidance tailored to each learner’s needs.
  5. Quality Materials and Equipment: We use high-quality, up-to-date training materials and equipment to provide an immersive learning experience. This includes the latest first aid kits, manikins for CPR training, and any other necessary medical supplies.
  6. Ongoing Support and Resources: Learning doesn’t stop at the end of the course. We provide ongoing support and resources to our participants, including refresher materials and access to our experts for any follow-up questions.
  7. Accreditation and Compliance: Our courses are fully accredited and compliant with current UK standards and regulations. This ensures that our certifications are recognised and respected across various industries.
  8. Continuous Improvement: We regularly review and update our courses and teaching methods based on participant feedback, new research, and changes in regulations, ensuring that our training is always relevant and effective.
  9. Customer Satisfaction: We are committed to the satisfaction of each participant. If any part of your experience does not meet our high standards, we encourage feedback and will take necessary actions to address your concerns.

Your confidence in your first aid abilities is our top priority. With Emergency First Aid at Work Course, you are not just receiving training; you are gaining a skill set that can make a difference in critical situations.

At the end of each course, delegates receive a training certificate that demonstrates their level of qualification and provides evidence of their training delivery. This certificate is recognised by Ofqual and is a requirement for many workplaces and organisations.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) in the UK refers to a level of training provided to individuals to equip them with the basic skills needed to handle emergency situations in the workplace. This type of training typically covers the following aspects:

  1. Assessment of the Situation: Understanding how to assess an emergency situation and ensuring the safety of oneself and others.
  2. Basic Life Support: Includes skills like Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  3. Handling Unconsciousness: Knowing how to deal with an unconscious person, including placing them in the recovery position.
  4. Managing Injuries: Basic treatment of common workplace injuries such as cuts, burns, fractures, and sprains.
  5. Dealing with Shock: Recognising and treating shock, a common and serious condition following significant injury or trauma.
  6. Handling Specific Medical Conditions: Addressing issues such as seizures, choking, and severe allergic reactions.
  7. Communication and Calling for Help: Effective communication in an emergency and understanding how and when to summon further medical assistance.

EFAW training is usually more concise than a full first aid course and is designed for workplaces with a lower risk of accidents and fewer staff. The training ensures that there is always someone available who can provide basic first aid until professional medical help arrives. The course content and duration can vary slightly, but it generally includes practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

First aid is the initial medical care given to someone who is sick or injured before they receive professional medical treatment. It involves simple procedures like applying a bandage to a cut or helping a choking patient. In a life-threatening situation, calling an ambulance is crucial to ensure prompt medical attention. Hospitals and other health facilities are equipped to handle more severe illnesses and injuries, and medical professionals can provide more comprehensive treatment to ensure the best outcome for the patient. First aid is a critical component of overall health and well-being, and everyone should have basic knowledge of how to provide it.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training in the UK typically lasts for one day, which usually amounts to about 6 hours of training time. This course duration is designed to cover the essential aspects of first aid in a workplace setting, balancing thoroughness with the practicalities of time constraints for businesses and employees.

The one-day duration is generally considered sufficient to provide the necessary skills and knowledge for someone to act as a designated first aider in a low-risk work environment. It covers fundamental topics like dealing with emergencies, resuscitation, shock, choking, bleeding, and minor injuries.

Organizations or employers might choose to offer additional or more comprehensive training, such as the three-day First Aid at Work (FAW) course, depending on their specific workplace risks and requirements. However, for many workplaces, especially those with lower health and safety risks, the one-day EFAW course is adequate to meet legal and practical needs.

Our Quality Promise

We provide high-quality first aid training with a focus on expert instruction, comprehensive and practical curriculum, and small class sizes for personalised learning. We use quality training materials and ensure their courses are up-to-date, accredited, and compliant with UK standards. We also emphasise ongoing support and resources for our learners, and we're committed to continuous improvement based on feedback. We prioritise customer satisfaction, ensuring learners are not just certified but genuinely competent and confident in first aid skills.
Frequently Asked Questions


Is an online first aid certificate valid?

In the UK, whether an online first aid certificate is considered valid largely depends on the type of first aid course, the specific requirements of the workplace, and the accrediting body of the course.

  1. Type of Course: Some basic first aid courses can be completed entirely online, especially those that are informational and do not lead to a formal qualification. However, for more comprehensive courses like Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) or First Aid at Work (FAW), practical components are essential. These elements usually require in-person assessment to ensure competence in hands-on skills such as CPR.
  2. Accreditation and Recognition: The validity of an online first aid certificate also depends on who has accredited or recognised the course. In the UK, first aid courses should be approved by a competent authority to be considered valid. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stopped approving first aid training and qualifications in October 2013, but they provide guidance on what a first aid course should include.
  3. Workplace Requirements: Employers are responsible for ensuring that first aiders are appropriately trained. This includes making sure that the training is fit for the specific requirements of the workplace. In many cases, especially where the workplace is considered to be higher risk, online-only training might not be deemed sufficient.
  4. Blended Learning: Some courses offer a combination of online theoretical learning and in-person practical assessments. These blended courses can be a valid form of first aid training, as long as the in-person component adequately covers the practical skills required.

It is always advisable for individuals and employers to check the specific requirements of their workplace and ensure that the chosen first aid course meets those needs. If in doubt, consulting with a health and safety professional or the organisation offering the training can provide clarity.

How long is a first aid certificate valid for UK?

In the United Kingdom, a first aid certificate is typically valid for three years. This applies to both the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and the more comprehensive First Aid at Work (FAW) qualifications.

Upon expiration of the certificate, first aiders need to undertake a requalification course to renew their certification. It's important to note that:

  1. Requalification Timing: It's advisable to requalify before the certificate expires to ensure continuous certification. If the certificate expires, the first aider may not be considered legally competent to act as a first aider in the workplace until they have requalified.
  2. Refresher Training: The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) also strongly recommends that first aiders undertake annual refresher training. These are shorter sessions intended to keep their skills up to date in the interim years between the initial training and requalification.
  3. Requalification Course Duration: The requalification course for FAW is typically shorter than the initial course. For EFAW, the requalification generally involves taking the full course again.

Employers are responsible for ensuring that their first aiders remain trained and qualified, in line with the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. This includes keeping track of when requalification is due and arranging for appropriate training.

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