First Aid at Work (FAW)

First Aid at Work (FAW)

QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF).

This 18hr course is particularly suited for those working in high risk environments such as light engineering, food processing, dangerous machinery & heavy plant construction, large organisations or workers in remote locations.

If you work in a low risk environment with less than 50 employees or a high risk environment with less than 5 employees the Emergency First Aid at Work certificate may be more appropriate to your needs. This meets the minimum HSE requirements for first aid training in the work place and is suitable for a range of work environments from retail & offices to shops, warehousing & light construction.

If you hold a current First Aid at Work certificate and require a Requalification course please go to our  First Aid at Work Requalification page »

New Blended Learning Course Programme

We are pleased to anounce that we now offer our First Aid at Work training as a blended learning course in partnership with eLearn Here.  This is a combination of an e-learning module and a 2-day practical training course. The e-learning module is completed  onlineprior to the practical session and is equivalent to ⅓ of the course  (6hrs) and the remaining ⅔ of the course  is completed as a practical over 2 days (12hrs).

Course content

Comprehensive first aid training that covers the essential skills required to assess & treat a casualty who is bleeding, unconscious or stopped breathing. This also includes the range of first aid skills needed in the work environment to stabilise a casualty and ‘hold the fort’ until paramedic help arrives.

  • Approaching and assessing a casualty (D.R. + A.B.C.)
    Performing a primary survey & stabilising a casualty that has collapsed & unresponsive
  • Secondary Survey (C.D.E.)
    Assessing a casualty for further injuries, illnesses & vital information
  • Medical Emergencies
    Treating life threatening conditions including choking, strokes & heart attack
  • Basic Life Support
    Performing CPR, preventing cross infection & using a defibrillator
  • Managing severe bleeding
    Treating a person who is bleeding, wounded &/or suffering from shock
  • Break & strains
    Finding & treating common fractures & soft tissue injuries
  • Trauma injuries
    Stabilising head, neck & chest injuries
  • Hot & cold problems
    Recognising and preventing injuries from burns, heat illness & hypothermia
  • Common illnesses
    Treating medical disorders such as asthma, epilepsy, anaphylaxis, diabetes & angina
  • Managing other workplace injuries
    Poisoning, foreign bodies & eye injuries
  • Equipment & record keeping
    Reviewing the contents of a first aid kit, monitoring a casualty & handover to the emergency services
  • Current regulations
    FAW legislation & reporting injuries / illnesses to HSE (RIDDOR)
  • First Aid at Work Assessment
    Completion of a multiple-choice question paper

This course is certificated by the Qualifications Network  and is valid for three years.

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At A Glance


Medium to high risk work environments, large organisations, manufacturing, remote locations, light engineering, industrial settings & food processing

Duration: 18 hours (over two or three days)

Cost: £325/person (includes 20% VAT)

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