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First Aid at Work (Initial Course)

3 day course
650 minutes
540 minutes
70 minutes

NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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This MP Awards accredited First Aid at Work training course is for those who wish to become workplace first aiders, and to be compliant with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

This course provides a comprehensive set of practical skills needed to become a confident first aider at work, including how to provide appropriate care and know the actions to take in a first aid emergency situation. Candidates will also learn the knowledge and be able to demonstrate life saving techniques. They will be competent to diagnose and deal with injury and illness in the workplace. 

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

This training course will provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills they need to become a confident first aider at work.

On this course, candidates will learn how to take action in an emergency, how to perform basic life support (including the use of an automated defibrillator), dealing with shock, major illnesses, fractures and bleeding.

Candidates will learn:

  • The role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • How to assess an incident
  • To provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
  • To provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • To provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with:
    • Minor injuries
    • suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
    • suspected chest injuries
    • burns and scalds
    • an eye injury
    • sudden poisoning
    • anaphylaxis
    • a suspected major illness

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This course is taught by highly experienced trainers. All our course training instructors have worked in hazardous and emergency situations, where a high standard of first aid is required and essential.

These real-life skills help them deliver training to candidates from a practical and operational perspective.

Delegates are continually assessed throughout the course, and to pass – will need to gain a pass mark on two multi-choice assessments.

Those who successfully pass this course will receive an MP Awards certificate - but must provide thier National Insurance number to MP Awards first.

This training course is based on the Ofqual regulation qualification units – Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work and Level 3 Recognition and Management of Injury or Illness in the Workplace. Those who complete this course also comply with the minimum guided learning hours as set in the Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid qualifications.

3 years.

If you’re looking to gain re-certification, take a look at our First Aid at Work re-qualification course.

Our courses have a maximum of 12 candidates per course. If you wish to train a larger group of employees, contact us to learn more about our bespoke training courses and on-site training units.

1 trainer to 12 candidates (1:12) for:

  • Theory training
  • Practical training

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

Do I need to bring PPE?

No - PPE is not required.

Are there any other pre-requisites?

Yes - MP Awards require all delegates to provide their National Insurance Number before completing the course, in order to issue a certificate.

What is included in the price?

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.45am and finish at around 3.30pm

How long does it take for certificates to arrive?

MP Award certificates are posted as soon as we receive them (usually within 2 weeks).

When will I receive my course instructions?

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Can I change my booking?

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Is there parking?

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

"3 days of learning that was both pleasurable and memorable. The instructor presented the information in a manner that was relevant, simple to learn and at the same time ensuring that the skills were done to a high standard." George Paterson, Operations Director, Inplace Personnel Services Ltd.

"We have been using MRS for over 20 years and have been most impressed their professionalism and flexibility that they have shown for First Aid training. Evaluation received from participants and managers has been very positive and we would always be more than happy to recommend them for First Aid training courses." Angela Johnson-Akzo Nobel. Occupational Health Manager

"You will never know how big a part you played in the saving the life of a good mate of ours and I will never be able to thank you fully for giving us the skills and confidence to carry out the horrible task of pounding a friends chest." Richard Webster, Head of EHS UKCSMR Ltd

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