First Aid at Work


A three-day training course covering: Unit 1 Emergency First Aid in the Workplace and Unit 2 Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace. This is an accredited course with CIEH, NUCO Training or Highfields and adheres to HSE standards.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, successful candidates should be able to:

Day One

  • Understand the role of the first aider
  • Understand how to carry out an incident and casualty assessment
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding and hypovolaemic shock
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises; minor burns and scalds; small splinters)

Day Two

  • Understand the respiratory and circulatory systems
  • Administer first aid for Hypoxia
  • Administer first aid for someone suffering from Asthma or hyperventilation
  • Understand how to deal with eye injuries
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Administer first aid for casualty’s suffering from anaphylaxis, angina/heart attack,  shock, burns and scolds and poisons

Day Three

  • Understand the skeletal system
  • Administer first aid for sprains, strains, fractures and dislocations
  • Administer first aid for head and spinal injuries
  • Administer first aid for diabetes and epilepsy
  • Understand how to carry out a secondary survey of the casualty

Who is it for?

Residential and Domiciliary care workers including: Carers, Supervisors, and Managers working with older people; or vulnerable adults, in their own home or in care homes and care workers undertaking the Skills for Care Common Induction Standards or Diplomas in Health and Social Care.

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