First Aid At Work Training Courses: Explained

by Michael Addison in Safety | posted:

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The UK has one of the best health and safety records in the world, but there is still much room for improvement. Workplace injuries and ill health cost the UK economy up to £5 billion between 2016/17, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Accidents in the workplace don’t stop at the personal level( impacting on the victims quality of life)they also affect businesses. Lack of healthy workers means less production in the long run. First Aid Training helps save lives and prevents minor accidents and illnesses, saving you time and money from working days lost.

We’ve updated our first aid training courses to reflect due diligence in providing small businesses like yourselves the means to carry on working to the best of your ability.

First Aid Training Regulations

All employers must comply with the 1981 Health And Safety (First Aid) Regulations which state employers need to provide adequate first aid facilities, equipment and training. Of course, every business is different; the main point here is that first aid should be readily available if an employee took ill or has an injury in the workplace.

In order to determine what’s sufficient, the HSE recommend carrying out a first needs assessment. This includes the following:

  • “The nature of the work you do
  • Workplace hazards and risks (including specific hazards requiring special arrangements)
  • The nature and size of your workforce
  • The work patterns of your staff
  • Holiday and other absences of those who will be first-aiders and appointed persons
  • Your organisation’s history of accidents”

Dependant on your company this may mean more than one employee will require first aid training. However, since 2013, the HSE no longer approves first aid at work training qualifications. You’ve got to make sure your employees use a training provider with a good track record of trust and quality.

Direct365 First Aid At Work Training

Our training courses are stringently and highly accredited. Offering the most up to date first aid training courses for your company.

Additionally, your employees will learn proper training on the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED); included with every first aid work training course.

An especially useful skill, giving your employees the proper tools to use these life-saving devices.

Here are the courses on offer:

First Aid for Appointed Persons

Ideal for low-risk environments like a retail shop or office space, this course will teach learners the skills to deal with a range of different emergencies.

Take these following issues for example:
How to deal with an emergency
Accident reporting
Having a seizure.

Delivered in a classroom setting with a first aid trainer.

This course lasts half a day (either AM or PM) and upon completion; successful learners will receive a certificate, valid for three years.

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First Aid At Work Training Course

Suitable for those who need to provide immediate first aid to those who are injured or become ill while at work.  Your workers who take this course will be able to recognise and treat including, but, not limited to:

Bone, muscle and joint injuries


Severe allergic reaction

Diabetic emergencies

Delivered in a classroom setting this course takes a full hands-on approach. Ensuring learners have plenty of opportunities to practice each skill.

Each learner will receive not only a certification valid for three years but, also a training pack with a host of additional material to help keep confident with their new skills.

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First Aid At Work Training Requalification Course

Employees already completed the first aid at work training course?

We offer a re-qualification course as well.

This course covers everything learnt before over the course of a two day period.

Suitable for those wanting to refresh and update their skills and at the same time,  renew their certificate for another three years.

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We also offer first aid training specifically suited to help and protect the little ones.

Paediatric First Aid

As of April 2017, the government issued that all qualified level two and three child carers must have a full paediatric first aid certificate.

The course we offer teaches you how to respond to a range of illnesses and accidents that include, but not limited to:

Unresponsive and not breathing – How to use an AED on a child


Fever and febrile seizures

The course last for two days which after completion, the learner will receive a certificate valid for three years.

We fully recommended it for nannies, childminders, nursery and preschool workers, and anyone else involved with the welfare of children.

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