Workplace First Aid Online Training Course

Workplace First Aid
£ 25 +VAT

This online 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 two COVID-19 specific modules that explain 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 Public Health England, 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 online First Aid 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 risk workplaces (such as offices, shops and restaurants) where a qualified first aider is not required according to the first aid risk 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?

If you are looking to become a qualified first aider, then you'll need to undertake practical training that involves at least 18 contact hours. Guidance on choosing a provider for this can be found online:

Always refer to your workplace's first aid risk 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, first aid regulations, medical assistance, first aid kit, recordkeeping, and the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), and RIDDOR and COVID-19.

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, talking to the casualty, and full body examination.

3The Recovery Position and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Unconscious casualties, the recovery position - adults and children, and infants, administering hands-only CPR to adults, administering CPR with rescue breaths to adults, administering CPR to children, administering CPR to infants, using defibrillators (AEDs), and further considerations.

4Treating Injuries: Part 1

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

5Treating Injuries: Part 2

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: Part 1

What is COVID-19?, how is COVID-19 transmitted?, employer duties, first aid during COVID-19, handwashing, the primary and secondary surveys, performing CPR, and treating all other injuries and illnesses.

8First Aid During COVID-19: Part 2

Personal protective equipment (PPE), steps to take before putting on PPE, how to correctly use gloves, how to correctly use aprons, how to correctly use face masks and coverings, how to correctly use eye protection, how to safely manage PPE, cleaning after delivering first aid, how to safely dispose of waste, seeking advice, first aid during COVID-19 recap, and further resources.

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Aims of the course

Upon completion of this training, you will:

  • Understand workplace first aid regulations.
  • Recognise the importance of recordkeeping and the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).
  • Know how to conduct a primary and secondary survey on a casualty.
  • Know how to put casualties into the recovery position.
  • Know how to administer CPR to a casualty.
  • Understand how to respond to and treat choking, wounds, bleeding and shock.
  • Understand how to respond to and treat burns, eye and head injuries, fractures, sprains and strains, dislocations and spinal injuries.
  • Know how to administer care to casualties suffering from heart and angina attacks, strokes, epilepsy, asthma, allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies, hyperventilation, nosebleeds, poisoning and drowning.
  • Know how to administer first aid during the COVID-19 pandemic and the extra precautions that are required, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 30 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 90%. 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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