Basic First Aid at Work

Basic First Aid at Work

Basic first aid at work refers to the fundamental knowledge and skills required to provide initial medical assistance in the workplace in the event of injury or illness. This training equips individuals with the ability to respond effectively and promptly to a wide range of common workplace emergencies, ensuring the well-being of employees and visitors until professional medical help arrives.


The completion of Basic First Aid at Work empowers individuals to contribute to a safer workplace and community, where they can confidently provide essential medical assistance when needed. It promotes the well-being of employees, visitors, and the general public in various settings.

Learning Aims & Outcome

The learning outcomes of this course include:

  • Introduction to First Aid
  • Legal and ethical considerations in providing first aid
  • The role of a first aider in the workplace
  • How to assess the safety of the scene
  • Identifying potential hazards
  • Ensuring your safety and the safety of others
  • The primary assessment process (Check, Call, Care)
  • Recognizing life-threatening conditions (ABCs – Airway, Breathing, Circulation)
  • Providing initial care for unconscious casualties
  • CPR and AED Training
  • Proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Hands-on practice with CPR and AED simulations
  • Choking and Airway Management
  • Techniques for clearing obstructed airways (Heimlich manoeuvre)
  • Infant and child-specific considerations
  • Bleeding and Wound Care
  • Controlling different types of bleeding (e.g., arterial, venous)
  • Dressing wounds and applying pressure
  • Infection prevention and wound care
  • Fractures and Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Techniques for immobilizing and supporting injured limbs
  • Proper use of splints and bandages
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Providing initial care and summoning professional help
  • Administering prescribed medications (if applicable)
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Handling chemical exposures and burns
  • Dealing with workplace-specific injuries
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Role-playing and real-life scenario exercises
  • Review of common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Legal and Reporting Requirements

Course Value

Developed by Professionals

This course is CPD Certified

CPD Certified

Course Assesment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 100%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don’t pass don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Course Fee

£ 5

This course is:
  • 100% Online
  • CPD Certified
  • Accessible on Mobile devices
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