What You Need To Know About a First Aider Course

Completing a first aider course can save lives. It will give your employees the skills and confidence to immediately react to an illness, injury or incident that may occur. Not only in the workplace, but outside of the workplace too.

How long does a first aid course take? 

First Aider CourseWe offer a variety of first aid courses…

The First Aid at Work is a 3 day first aid course for those who need to become a qualified first aider in the workplace due to working in a hazardous environment.

Our Emergency First Aid is basic first aid training that is delivered in just one day. It’s suitable for those working in a low-risk environment.

Our First Aid at Work Requalification is for those who have previously attended the First Aid at Work course. It allows you to renew your first aid certificate by completing two days of training.

We also offer Mental Health First Aid which teaches you the tools and knowledge you need to become a qualified mental health first aider. This training is delivered over two days.

How much is a first aid course?

Our first aid courses that are delivered in the classroom cost…

We can also offer the above classroom courses in-house at your site or at a venue of your choice for a group of your employees. Enquire online or contact us on 0330 912 0650 or [email protected] for a quote. Please give us as much information as possible such as the course name, postcode/location, dates and number of delegates.

For our eLearning courses, which we recommend as a top up to refresh your knowledge in between refresher courses…

We deliver our Mental Health First Aid in the classroom and over Zoom with a live trainer…

Prices are excluding VAT.

How long does first aid training last?

Our workplace first aid course certificates last for 3 years (with the exception of the certificate for the First Aid at Work Requalification lasting 3 years and 28 days).

How to get a first aid certificate?

Complete one of our first aid training courses! You can view upcoming availability for our public courses at 3btraining.com or enquire about in-house training.

How many first aiders are required in a workplace? 

The number of appointed persons or first-aiders all depends on the circumstances of your workplace. Below are suggestions only and you should assess first aid requirements for the circumstances of your workplace.

If working in a low hazard environment…

  • Fewer than 25 employees – at least one appointed person
  • 25 – 50 employees – at least one first-aider trained in Emergency First Aid at Work
  • More than 50 employees – at least one first-aider trainer in First Aid at Work for every 100 employed (or part thereof)

If working in a high hazard environment…

  • Fewer than 5 employees – at least one appointed person
  • 5 – 50 employees – at least one first-aider that is trained in Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at work (depending on the injury types that could happen)
  • More than 50 – at least one first-aider trained in First Aid at Work for every 50 employed (or part thereof)

What should be in a first aid kit at work? 

In order to know what contents needs to be in a first aid kit at work, you need to complete a first aid assessment. As an employer, you have the responsibility to either arrange this or carry it out yourself. The results will inform you of what personnel, equipment and facilities you need.

Although there isn’t a mandatory list of items that need to be in a first aid kit at work, it is a requirement for all places of work to have a first aid kit on site that is suitably stocked.

As an example, if you’re working in a low risk environment, a suggested minimum stock of items would include…

  • Leaflet that gives general first aid guidance
  • Two sterile eye pads
  • 20 assorted sized, individually wrapped, sterile plasters that are appropriate to the type of work
  • Four individually wrapped triangular plasters
  • Six safety pins
  • Two large, sterile, unmedicated, individually wrapped wound dressings
  • Six medium sized, sterile, individually wrapped, unmedicated wound dressings
  • Minimum of three pairs of disposable gloves

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