The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.

In the event of injury or sudden illness, failure to provide first aid could result in a casualty’s death. The employer should ensure that an employee who is injured or taken ill at work receives immediate attention.The First Aid at Work qualification is an essential work place qualification.


A practical assessment exercise will be undertaken at the end of the course.

All successful candidates will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate and will be able to act as qualified first aiders in the workplace under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

The Health & Safety Executive strongly recommends an annual refresher course is taken for this qualification.


The course consists of 3 full days with a minimum of 18 hours contact time


Courses are held on site or locally and places on each course are restricted to a maximum of 12 delegates.

Please contact leisure safety training if you require this course to be delivered at your site or a venue suitable and convenient to you.

Course content

Primary care

Secondary care – Injury Secondary care –

Chain of survival Fractures and dislocations
Initial assessment Wounds and embedded objects
Anaphylactic shock
Recovery position Burns and scalds
Seizures and epilepsy
Adult CPR
Head injuries
Heart attack
Strains and sprains
Adult choking
Internal bleeding
Serious bleeding
Crush injuries
Shock Electrical injuries
Spinal injury Poisoning

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