First Aid at Work

The Health and Safety Executives require that workplaces provide adequate and appropriate first aid equipment, facilities and people so that employees can be given immediate help if needed. The level of cover that you require depends on the sizes and nature of your business. Our three day First Aid at Work is HSE compliant.

First Aid at Work
Who would benefit from the course?

This course will equip your staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deal with all kinds of emergency situations.

Format & duration

A minimum of 18 hours of learning contact is required between the trainer and the students. Our courses can be taught over three consecutive days or over a longer period if required. The course is typically taught over three consecutive days. During the course your Medic 1 trainer will provide you with a first aid manual and a resuscitation face mask.

All Medic 1 First Aid instructors have extended knowledge of the topics being taught and bring real life experiences into the class. Our First Aid at Work is both theoretical and practical with lots of scenarios and role playing. This we feel helps student learn through getting more hands on experience and is more fun for the participants. We do understand that some students find role play a bit daunting and do not expect that it takes place.

Syllabus The course is both theoretical and practical and includes:
roleUnderstanding the role of a first aider
assessingAssessing a situation
unconsciousAdministering first aid to an unconscious casualty
cprAdministering CPR
minor injuriesMinor injuries
broken bonesBroken bones
jointMuscle and joint injuries
spinalSpinal injuries
eyeEye injuries
anaphylaxisAnaphylactic shock
majorMajor illness

The assessment is normally held on the afternoon of the last day. The assessment will consist of a practical scenario and a multiple choice paper. A pass is required on both parts of the assessment in order to pass the course.


On completion of the course you will receive both a traditional certificate and a wallet sized plastic card certificate. The duration of the certification is three years. It is recommended that you attend an annual refresher course to retain your skills and knowledge. More information on our annual refresher courses can be found here.


During the course Medic 1 will provide light refreshments. If you are travelling away from home to attend our courses we can book accommodation on your behalf. This would incur additional costs and can be arranged within a range of budgets


Investing in your education is a commitment, in terms of finance and your time. We understand that and will do all we can to ensure the learning experience is a good one and represents good value to you. Please contact us for details on group booking discounts.

CPD & getting practice

Medic 1 offer additional bite sized on line modules that allow you to test and maintain your knowledge. It may be possible to offer successful students the opportunity of paid work with our experienced ambulance staff. If this is something you may be interested in, please ask your tutor at the end of the course.

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Interested? Book now to find out your closest venue location and upcoming course dates. If you have any queries or questions you can contact us by emailing or phone us on 01286 669 649.

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