First Aid at Work Requalification (to HSE standards)

Title:First Aid at Work Requalification (to HSE standards)

Duration:2 days
Professional Development

Who should attend?

These courses are NOT open to postgraduate students. They are designed for University staff only.

Registration Process

Staff are able to register for a first aid training course at any time - please go to the bottom of the page for dates and to book. Course registers are regularly reviewed to ensure that delegates meet the eligibility criteria and that line manager approval has been given. As part of the registration process, delegates and line managers are required to complete the following online forms, which will also enable us to track where all qualified first aiders are located:

For further information about first aid courses, please see:

Important: You will need to bring your National Insurance Number along to the session.  This needs to be provided to the trainer to allow registration and issue of your certificate.


Please note: There is a cost of £80.00 to attend this course payable by the School/Department and you must attend both days to gain certification. If you don't attend without giving at least 3 days' notice, and the place is not taken by another delegate, then the School/Department will still be charged.

Please bring your own lunch or be prepared to buy lunch on campus.

Learning Outcomes:

The course aims to update and refresh your knowledge of the First Aid at Work syllabus, while allowing time for revision and practice sessions in preparation for a final assessment.

  • Brief explanation of what first aid is about
  • Understanding the role of a first aider
  • Refresh on how to assess the situation in order to act on safety promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Refresh on administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Refresh on administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Overview on providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries including:
  • Small cuts and grazes
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Small splinters

Day One

Overview on administering first aid to a casualty with:
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints including suspected spinal injury

Overview on recognising the presence of major illness and providing appropriate first aid for:
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes

Day Two (AM)

Practice the skills gained including:
  • Using a wound dressing
  • Using a triangular bandage
  • Position treatment for shock
  • Recovery position
  • CPR

Day Two (PM)

Take a skills assessment based on dealing with:
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Unconscious casualty/recovery position
  • CPR

Assessment and Certification:

Successful candidates receive a full Health & Safety Executive (HSE) approved first at work certificate valid for three years after completing a practical skills test.

This course is legally compliant with the current Health & Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981. Upon successful completion of this two day course, first aiders receive certification to allow them to practice for three years after which you must attend the First Aid at Work (HSE approved) course again. The refresher must be carried out within 28 days of expiry of the previous certificate otherwise the full First Aid at Work (HSE approved course) must be undertaken as appropriate to be re-established as a first aider. It is strongly recommended that you update you skills by taking an annual refresher.


Course Leader input, demonstrations, hands-on practical sessions and skills assessment.

Further information:Please click here for further information

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King's Meadow Campus
15 August 2019
15/08/2019 00:00:00
15, 16 August 2019
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Steven James
£ 80.00
King's Meadow Campus
12 September 2019
12/09/2019 00:00:00
12, 13 September 2019
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Steven James
£ 80.00