First Aid at Work Refresher (2 Days)



First Aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation while awaiting an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions.


  • Understanding the role of the First Aider including:
    • the importance of preventing cross infection
    • the need for recording incidents and actions
    • use of available equipment
  • Assessing the situation or circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Administering First Aid to a casualty who is:
    • unconscious (including seizure)
    • choking
    • wounded and bleeding
    • suffering from shock
  • Administering CPR
  • Providing appropriate First Aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
  • Administer first aid to an adult casualty with:
    • injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
    • chest injuries
    • burns and scalds
    • eye injuries
    • sudden poisoning
    • anaphylactic shock
  • Recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid.

Course Duration / Other Info

2 Days.

Qualifications / Certification

Candidates will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of underpinning knowledge and practical skills competence will be recorded in a Student Workbook.
Successful candidates will receive a St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd ‘First Aid at Work’ certificate, which is valid for three years.