Emergency First Aid at Workplace
Average Duration: 2-3 Hour
Digital & Printable Certificate
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Accepted Across Ireland, UK and Europe
Valid For 2 Years
Self-Paced. Available 24/7
Available On All Major Devices
Live Student Support
Permanent Record Of Training
User Management Tools Available



This online Workplace First Aid course is essential for everyone in every workplace and every home; you never know when you may need to use first aid skills and have the confidence to act in a potentially life-threatening situation.

Using high quality videos alongside written guidance, this online course will provide you with all the information needed to be able to recognise emergency situations, treat conditions and reactions and ensure that you can take appropriate action at the time of an incident. You will also learn how to safely administer first aid during the COVID-19 pandemic and the additional measures that are necessary, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and thorough cleaning.

Note that this online training course gives you sufficient awareness of first aid, but it does not replace competency-based, practical training. Always seek medical advice in case of emergency.

Developed by a qualified first aid professional

Approved by CPD

Fully online course and assessment with no time limits

Approximate duration: 3-4 hours

On completion, the certificate is emailed straight away




Who should take this course?


This course is suitable for people and businesses who wish to learn new first aid skills or refresh their existing first aid skills. No previous qualifications are needed to take this course as all the basic first aid techniques are covered throughout the training.

This course is best suited to low hazard workplaces (such as offices, shops and restaurants) where a qualified first aider is not required according to the first aid needs assessment. It's considered best practice for all employees to be provided with first aid knowledge, particularly those who are in charge of first aid arrangements, and this course satisfies that requirement.




Does This Course Allow Me to Become a Qualified First-Aider?

Always refer to your workplace's first aid needs assessment to determine whether you require practical training alongside this online course.


Course content




Introduction to

Workplace First Aid

Legislation for First Aid Course for Ireland Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 and for UK under HSE guidance.This guidance is for first aid at work for safety and health practitioners, employers, managers, employees, safety representatives and others.What is first aid,medical assistance, first aid kit, the importance of infection prevention, hand hygiene, handwashing procedure, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning after delivering first aid, waste disposal after giving first aid, recordkeeping, and the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).


The Primary and

Secondary Surveys

The primary survey (DRABC), step 1 - danger, step 2 - response, step 3 - airway, step 4 - breathing, step 5 - circulation, primary survey example scenario, the secondary survey, and full body examination.


The Recovery Position and

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Unconscious casualties, the recovery position for adults and children, the recovery position for infants, the jaw thrust technique, cardiac arrest, administering CPR, administering hands-only CPR to adults, administering CPR with rescue breaths to adults, administering CPR to children, administering CPR to infants, further considerations for CPR, and defibrillators (AEDs).


Treating Injuries: Part One

Choking, wounds and bleeding, applying a bandage, shock, burns and scalds, electrical burns, and chemical burns.


Treating Injuries: Part Two

Eye injuries, head injuries, fractures, sprains and strains, dislocations, making an arm sling, and spinal injuries.


Illnesses and Health Conditions

Heart attacks, angina attacks, strokes, epilepsy, asthma, allergic reactions and anaphylaxis, diabetes, hyperventilation, nosebleeds, poisoning, and drowning.


Aims of the course:


Upon completion of this training, you will understand:


-The workplace first aid regulations, including first aid kits, training, and reporting incidents.

-Infection prevention considerations, including hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, cleaning after first aid, and waste management.

-How to carry out a primary survey using the DRABC acronym (danger, response, airway, breathing, and circulation), as well as how to carry out a secondary survey.

-How to put casualties into the recovery position, including if you suspect a spinal injury, and how to administer CPR to them and use defibrillators.

-How to treat a variety of injuries, including choking, wounds, shock, burns and scalds, eye and head injuries, fractures, sprains and strains, dislocations, and spinal injuries.

-How to treat a variety of illnesses and conditions, including heart and angina attacks, strokes, epilepsy, asthma, allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies, hyperventilation, nosebleeds, poisoning and drowning.

-How to administer first aid safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, including infection prevention considerations and how you may need to alter the techniques you use.





The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. 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.


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