First aid at work is first aid assistance to people who suffer injury or become ill at the workplace. This applies to employees and contractors alike.

Yes, all courses are suitable for beginners. To attend a Refresher First Aid at Work (two-day) course candidates must have a valid First Aid at Work certificate.

First Aid at Work comes under the Health and Safety (HSE First Aid) Regulations 1981 which are part of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. All employers must provide suitable first-aid equipment, facilities and first aid personnel to enable first aid to be provided to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. The enforcing authority for first aid at work is the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).

The first aid training course depends on the activities carried out in your workplace and the number of employees that you have. Follow HSE guidance https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/firindex.htm in making your first aid at work needs assessment.

Yes candidates must complete all aspects of the course to be eligible  for assessment & Certification.

Yes, as long as you have a valid First Aid at Work certificate you can book on the Refresher First Aid at Work (2-day) course.

No, a First Aid course will not show you how to administer medicine. First Aid is the immediate treatment given to someone injured or taken ill before the arrival of professional medical help. On a First Aid course you will learn many important life-saving techniques.

This HSE recognised Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course covers all the requirements laid down by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) under the Health and Safety (HSE First Aid) Regulations 1981. The course is designed to equip students with the first aid knowledge and aid skills to render first aid in a workplace emergency.

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course lasts one day and can be delivered by our team of instructors to your workplace or at our training centre.

We provide a First Aid for Schools adaption of the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course. This covers all the vital First Aid skills needed in order to comply with HSE First Aid at Work requirements but also concentrates on the important issues facing school staff dealing with pupils. ETS also offer the 2-day Paediatric First Aid course for Early Years and EYFS Foundation stage staff. This complies with the OFSTED requirements for first aid training in Early Years settings.

No, there is no legal requirement for this. Should a child in your school require help then the principle of acting ‘in loco parentis’ applies. However, in order to give the most effective treatment consider going on a First Aid course.

Nurseries, creches, childminders and similar which come under the remit of OFSTED Early Years are usually required to have some staff trained on the two day Paediatric first Aid course.

The full 3-day First Aid at Work (FAW) training course syllabus is approved by the HSE and is designed to comply with all the legal requirements of the Health and Safety (HSE First Aid) Regulations 1981. It satisfies the first aid requirements regarding having a fully qualified first aider in the workplace. First aid candidates are required to pass an assessment which is conducted by qualified assessors.

The full FAW First Aid at work training course is three days. At our training centre or from your premisses, this first aid course is offered over three full days in a row, however for group courses held at your workplace the schedule can be rearranged to suit your requirements, contact us on 07708522621 to discuss this.

Candidates who have completed the full three day First Aid at Work training course will get a certificate valid for 3 years. In order to renew their qualification candidates need to attend this 2-day requalification First Aid at Work course.

To get a place on the Requalification First Aid at Work you will need either:
A valid First Aid at Work certificate from any HSE approved training course
OR
An expired First Aid at Work certificate from any HSE approved training course (the expiry date must be no more than 28 days prior to the start of the Re-qualification First Aid at Work course).

The 2-day Paediatric First Aid course is for Early Years and EYFS Foundation stage staff. This complies with the OFSTED requirements for first aid training in Early Years settings, this could include a nursery, school, childminder, crèche, after school club etc. The course can help you comply with an OFSTED inspection. The course aims to provide candidates with the skill and knowledge needed to deal with first aid situations within this age group.

CPR and AED stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation. This course is for people who wish to learn how to provide CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This device can be used to administer measured electric shocks to people in cardiac arrest and is the best way of increasing the chance of survival.

Follow the guidance issued by the HSE on their website.

A first aider is someone who has an HSE approved qualification such as provided on the First Aid at Work course or the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work course.

No, the first aid at work and emergency first aid at work training courses are only issued for training carried out in Great Britain or Northern Ireland under the Memorandum of Understanding between the HSE in Great Britain and HSENI in Northern Ireland (pursuant to the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981).

Both First Aid at Work (3-day) and Emergency First Aid at Work certificates are valid for three years from the date of issue. Prior to the certificates expiry date candidates will need to undertake an FAW Requalification First Aid at Work (2-day) course or another Emergency First Aid at Work (1-day) course, as to obtain a new three-year certificate.

We recommend that first-aiders undertake a half day annual refresher training, however this is not mandatory. The 2-day  Re-qualification First Aid at Work course will enable first-aiders to maintain their first aid skills and keep up to date with any changes to best practice.”

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