First Aid at Work


Course Code: OE1EC138


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
23/09/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £260Enquire  
16/12/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £260Enquire  
10/03/2025Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £260Enquire  
02/06/2025Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £260Enquire  

Course Overview

Develop First Aid skills to enable you to reduce the effects of injury or illness suffered at work, whether caused by the work itself or not. You will be able to give immediate assistance to casualties with both common injuries or illness and those likely to arise from specific hazards at work.

Validity of certificate

Three years.

Medical declaration

Attention is drawn to the fact that parts of the course are of a physical nature. You will be required to complete a medical declaration when you attend your course. 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Career Options and Progression

Employers have a duty of care under the Health & Safety First Aid regulations 1981 to make first aid arrangements, this qualification may be a mandatory requirement of employment or increase employability. 

Assessment Methods

On completion successful candidates should be able to provide emergency first aid at work and administer first aid to a casualty, specifically in the following areas:

  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
  • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid

In addition on completion successful candidates should be able to understand the role of the first-aider including reference to :

  • Assess the situation and circumstances to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • The importance of preventing cross-infection
  • Choking
  • Use of available equipment
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Use of available equipment
  • Shock
  • Unconscious casualties
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Minor injuries.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The First Aid at Work course is delivered in a classroom and combines 50% theory with 50% practical based learning.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no work placements and no field trips. 

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

The course fees include registration and certification, no equipment is required and the course is mainly classroom based although there are a number of practical elements to the training. The usual dress for theory sessions is smart/casual gear.

You will also be required to bring photographic proof of identity, passport/driving licence - this is compulsory to attend the course.

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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