Workplace First Aid Training

Workplace First Aid
£25 +VAT

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 and IIRSM
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3-4 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

COVID-19 and First Aid

This course includes a COVID-19 specific module that explains how you should deliver first aid during the pandemic in a way that is safe for both the first aider and the casualty. This additional content has been developed in line with guidance published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Resuscitation Council UK, together with qualified first aid and healthcare professionals. Having this knowledge will help you to feel confident in assessing COVID-19 risks in an emergency and safely providing the necessary first aid treatment.

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.

Which First Aid course is right for me?

I have no First Aid qualifications and need an introduction to First Aid

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From your risk assessment, what level of hazards are associated with your work activities?
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Examples include: offices, shops, libraries

I have an in-date First Aid qualification and need an Annual Refresher

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From your risk assessment, what level of hazards are associated with your work activities?
How many employees do you have?
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Examples include: offices, shops, libraries


More than 50

Higher level hazards

Examples include: light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, construction, chemical manufacture


More than 50

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Refresher


First Aid at Work (FAW) Refresher

Depending on the type of injuries that might occur. See the difference between these courses below.

EFAW Refresher and FAW Refresher courses cover:

  • The role of the first aider, including reference to the importance of preventing cross-infection, the need for recording incidents and actions and use of available equipment;
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
  • Administering cardiopulminary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED);
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.

Differences between EFAW Refresher and FAW Refresher courses:

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Refresher

EFAW Refresher covers how to provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)

First Aid at Work (FAW) Refresher

FAW Refresher covers how to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries, chest injuries, burns and scalds, eye injuries, sudden poisoning, anaphylactic shock, as well as how to recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid.

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

If you are looking to become a qualified first aider, then you'll need to undertake practical training. Guidance on choosing a provider for this can be found online:

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


CPD Approved
IIRSM Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Additionally, this course has been independently recognised by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management as meeting the standards of its Training Approval Scheme.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital

High Speed Training was the very first training provider to be awarded the prestigious Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital. Skills for Health is the UK’s Sector Skills Council for Health, responsible for informing national policy, maintaining the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and championing the entire UK healthcare workforce.

The Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital demonstrates exceptional, quality assured learning and development. Meaning that our training processes have met rigorous quality assurance assessment and nationally recognised expectations of the UK health sector.

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Course content

1Introduction to Workplace First Aid

What is first aid?, first aid during COVID-19, key annual statistics, the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, 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).

2The 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.

3The 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).

4Treating Injuries: Part One

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

5Treating Injuries: Part Two

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

6Illnesses and Health Conditions

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

7First Aid During COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus, how is COVID-19 transmitted?, employer duties for first aid and COVID-19, first aid training and COVID-19, delivering first aid during COVID-19, wearing PPE for first aid during COVID-19, how to correctly use gloves, how to correctly use face masks, how to correctly use aprons, how to correctly use eye protection, primary and secondary surveys during COVID-19, performing CPR during COVID-19, treating injuries and illnesses during COVID-19, cleaning after first aid during COVID-19, safely disposing of PPE and waste after first aid, and seeking advice if in close contact with casualties.

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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 30 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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