First Aid Training and Assessments

Plan, prepare and train to work safely in confined spaces

120+ Years Experience Over 120 years' experience
People trained (25,000) - 25,000 trained in last 12 months 25,000 trained in last 12 months
Qualsafe Accredited
Nationwide (UK Wide Coverage) UK Wide Coverage

MRS Training & Rescue are leading first aid training and assessment providers and are approved by an awarding body.

Our accredited first aid courses are designed to provide skills, knowledge and confidence needed to deliver effective first aid in emergency situations. 

Over 100 of our instructors have the qualifications and experience to teach anyone the first aid they require to be compliant and effective.

What is the right first aid training course for me?

We are approved to deliver first aid courses that comply with the First Aid Regulations Act 1981. Upon successful completion of our courses, participants will receive a certification verifying their compliance with this regulation. 

We offer a variety of first aid courses, including mental health first aid. If you need help in deciding which one is the right course for you and your business – don’t hesitate to contact us.

Frequently asked questions

MRS Training & Rescue are an awarding body approved assessment provider, and as such, we are able to deliver, assess and certificate first aid courses which comply with the First Aid Regulations Act 1981.

Our First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid courses are accredited by QualSafe and our Advanced First Aid course is accredited by MP Awards.

We are also Global Wind Organisation (GWO) approved training providers – which means we are approved to deliver first aid courses for the wind turbine industry and can award GWO recognised certification.

It is important for delegates not only to grasp the theoretical aspects of first aid training but also to undergo practical assessments to ensure competence when applying these skills in real-life situations.

Our practical courses equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to effectively apply what you've learned and been assessed on in real emergency situations. Therefore, if an emergency does arise, you'll be fully prepared to handle it.

First aid is the act of providing immediate assistance to individuals who are sick or injured until professional medical assistance can be obtained. The goals of first aid are to:

  • Preserve life
  • Prevent deterioration
  • Promote recovery

A first aider is an individual appointed by an employer to administer first aid, having received training that meets the standards set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

A first aider has several responsibilities:

  • Assess the scene
  • Obtain help
  • Treat the patient
  • Minimise the risk of infection
  • Manage post incident / emergency

Up to 150,000 people in the UK die each year in situations where first aid could have made a difference.

Companies with 25 – 50 employees are required by the Health and Safety Executive to have at least one person with the ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ qualification. In workplaces with a larger number of employees, it's advisable to have multiple fully trained first aiders. This helps mitigate the risk of serious consequences resulting from a shortage of staff trained in first aid.

Employers are responsible for ensuring that sufficient equipment, personnel, and facilities are available to promptly attend to injured staff members. Regular workplace risk assessments should be conducted to identify potential hazards and determine appropriate measures to address them.

As accidents and illness can happen at any time, it’s important that first aid is always readily available for workers. Employers have a legal responsibility towards their employees, and they must appoint a person to take charge in any incident if this is not themselves.

The instructor was great, easy to understand, worked at a good pace and very knowledgeable

, British Gypsum

3 day first aid course taken by Trever was outstanding very knowledgeable man and also made it fun but serious at the same time would recommend to anyone looking to get this course done

Aaron Leslie, FMC Technologies

I have been on several Red Cross and Saint Johns first aid courses and MRS was more in-depth and enjoyable by far

Andy Fryer, SPS Aerostructures Ltd

Very thorough and enjoyable first aid course! Plenty opportunity to raise questions and received an in-depth training.

Anne Kwiatowski, Fife Council

The course was very informative and I came away having learned many new skills. The staff were very friendly and confident, which made for a very relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend the course and the company.

Dawn Cockerill, Woodland View Primary School
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The Benefits

  • We are a leading authority in confined space and at height technical rescue and we never rest in our goal to keep people safe.

  • We practice what we preach – our trainers are also operational rescue team members – so have real life stories to make the theory come alive.

  • We deliver best-in-class training so that anyone attending courses leaves capable of applying the knowledge to real-life situations.

  • Most of our courses are highly practical and feedback from delegates is excellent.

  • Nationwide service from our eight Training and Rescue Centres across the UK.

  • Are employed by us and trained to our own exacting standards.

  • Have real-life experience of working in high-risk environments and often share these with candidates.

  • Understand recognised learning styles and quickly adapt their delivery based on the needs of those being trained.

  • Ensure delegates are engaged by punctuating training with tests, quizzes and practical sessions.

  • Where possible, include information specific to delegates’ working practices so they leave ready to apply the learning in their day-to day roles.

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