First Aid At Work Courses

Does your business meet the 1981 Health & Safety (First Aid) at Work Regulations?

Health form - date of accident

Health form – date of accident

Would your staff know what to do if someone collapsed at work? Would they cope with an emergency? Are they aware of how to prevent accidents and minimise risk in the work-place?  Can they operate a defibrillator or administer an auto-pen?

  • Be legal and compliant
  • Be confident
  • Be safe

Get certified with Optimum First Aid Training courses

…Because Saving lives matters

Optimum First Aid offers a range of First Aid At Work courses to ensure your staff are fully qualified and legally compliant.  The most popular courses are listed below.


First Aid At Work – Initial Training Course – Duration – 3 days / Min of 18hrs

Other Accredited (Qualsafe) Courses

At Optimum First Aid we are also qualified to deliver the Qualsafe Awards (QA) Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Quality Course Framework – QCF) – Initial.

This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years.


Course Content

Content is in accordance with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 detailed on the Resuscitation Council website

On completion of training, successful candidates should have satisfactorily demonstrated competence in all of the subject areas listed below:

  • Understand the role of the first-aider, including reference to:
    • The importance of preventing cross infection.
    • The need for recording accidents/incidents and actions in accordance with Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations.
    • Safe use of available first aid equipment.
    • Communication and casualty care.
    • Establishing consent to provide first aid.
    • The prioritisation of treatment.
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure).
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters.

Administer first aid to a casualty with:

  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries.
  • Chest injuries.
  • Burns & scalds.
  • Eye injuries.
  • Sudden poisoning.
  • Head injuries.
  • Anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reactions).
  • Recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid.

To enquire about this course or any of the courses we offer please get in touch using the form below.