First Aid at Work 3 Day Course

About our First Aid at Work Course

The 3-Day First Aid at Work course is one of the most popular types of first aid training courses, and is suitable for a wide-range of working environments. It enables delegates to become qualified first aiders once they successfully complete the 3-day training and teach the skills necessary to save lives.

Our training course meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 as set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and will provide your staff with the necessary first aid awareness to act safely promptly and effectively. Delegates will be able to provide critical support until emergency services arrive on the scene.

This training is ideal if you work in a medium or large workplace with over 50 employees and work across multiple floors or rooms. It is also suitable for high risk environments. Examples of these include construction sites, manufacturing, or working with heavy machinery. You should also join this course if an employee suffers from an illness or impairment that would require appropriate emergency provisions.

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Who is this first aid at work training for?

This course is ideal for the person chosen to be the nominated workplace first aider who may need to save lives in an emergency. It is suitable for all industries and workplaces, but particularly if you have more than 50 employees or if your workplace is considered a high risk environment.

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How is this first aid at work training assessed?

Delegates are assessed by our highly experienced trainers in line with current HSE guidelines throughout this first aid training. Assessment will be done through practical demonstrations, hands-on experience, and Q&A sessions. There will also be a test at the end which will require delegates to answer a series of multiple choice questions.

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Successful delegates will receive a first aid at work certificate. This first aid qualification is valid for 3 years and will enable you to be a first aider in your workplace.

The St John Ambulance Cymru first aid at work course is the market leader in Wales. In the UK, St John Ambulance is one of the voluntary aid societies (VAS) who are recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as standard setters for first aid training in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. We don't require external accreditation through an Awarding Organisation.

The law requires employers to provide suitable and adequate first aid provisions for their employees. For most businesses, this means ensuring that a certain number of employees take a suitable training course that enables them to become qualified first aiders. The reason this First Aid at Work course is one of the most popular types of qualification is because it covers such a wide range of topics that enable delegates to be prepared in a healthcare emergency.

Yes, this is a level 3 first aid at work course, according to the Recognised Qualifications Framework (RQF). You will learn about many first aid incidents that can occur in the workplace. You will also learn how to effectively respond to them safely promptly and effectively. The content that this course covers meets all the requirements of the relevant UK health and safety first aid regulation so those that successfully complete training will be recognised as qualified first aiders. This is a very useful transferable skill.

CPR training and learning to use an AED are key components of this course. CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. AED is an acronym for automated external defibrillator. It is useful in many emergencies where someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped, otherwise known as going into sudden cardiac arrest. Knowing how to perform CPR can help save a life so it is important to be trained in CPR. That's why this course covers this training. You will also have many chances to have hands-on experience with an AED. CPR and workplace cardiac arrests can be effectively managed with this tool. It can detect a heart's rhythm and deliver an electric shock if needed. In an emergency first aid situation, it can save a life.

A first aid at work certificate is valid for 3 years. Before it expires, you will need to renew your certificate. You can do this by joining our 2-day first aid at work requalification course. This will make your first aid certificate valid for a further three years. The HSE strongly recommends taking an annual refresher to make sure your first aid skills remain gold standard. That's why we offer a first aid at work update course for you to join. If your certificate has expired, you will need to take the full course again.

Our training course is fully compliant with HSE first aid requirements. It is taught in accordance with currently accepted first aid practice and also covers an appropriate syllabus over the three-day period. Though the Health & Safety Executive does not advocate for any specific training provider, St John Ambulance is recognised by the HSE as a standard setter for currently accepted first aid practice, alongside the other voluntary aid societies. Therefore you can rest assured that our training will help you to meet requirements as set out by the health and safety regulations

St John Ambulance Cymru teaches the First Aid at Work course all across Wales to enable your staff to become qualified first aiders. We can also come to you premises and teach at your place of business to maximise your convenience. Please enquire for more details.

What our 3-Day First Aid at Work Course covers

Role and responsibilities of the first aider

Bleeding (minor and severe)


Casualty movement

Choking (adult)

CPR (adult) including the use of an AED


Primary Survey

Seizures (adult)


Treating an unresponsive casualty

Allergic reaction (including anaphylaxis)


Bone, muscle and joint injuries

Chest pains (including heart attack)

Eye injuries, head injuries, spinal injuries

Low blood sugar


Sprains and strains


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