HSE First Aid at Work (3 day)

TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982.

The recommended course duration is 3 days and topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration.

All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their achievement. The HSE dictate, that to be valid in the workplace, learners must retake the First Aid at Work qualification before the expiry of 3 years from the date that the original qualification was achieved. If no more than one calendar month over this 3 year period, you may qualify to take the course again in two days rather than three. We call this our ‘requalification’ course. You must give a copy of our original certificate to your instructor to qualify.

This course is ideal for all business types where the risk assessment requires a higher level of training as well as other area's where a more comprehensive first aid course is required.

The HSE recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher course .


Initial Care

First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules

Accident Reporting

Activating Emergency Medical Services

Fears of First Aid

Barriers - gloves and face barriers

Initial Assessment and airway management

Unconscious Breathing and Recovery Position

Cardiac Problems

The Heart

Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attacks and CPR

One Rescuer CPR

Compressions only CPR

CPR Handover to a Second Rescuer

Introduction to AED's

Other Primary Care First Aid Problems

Adult Choking,

Conscious and Unconscious

Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds

Shock Management and types of Shock

Spinal Injury Management

Specific Injury Management

Injury Assessment

Breaks, Fractures and Splinting

Strains and Sprains

Types of Wounds and Practice Bandaging different Injuries

Embedded Objects

Burns and Scalds

Head Injuries


Temperature Injuries - Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia

Eye Injuries

Bites and Stings

Crush Injuries

Chest Injuries

Electrical Injuries

Illness Management

Illness Assessment

The Respiratory System and Hypoxia


Anaphylactic Shock

Heart Attack



Asthma and Respiratory Problems


First Aid at Work courses are available in venues across Bury St Edmunds, Thetford, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Diss, Newmarket, Norwich and many more within the Suffolk, Cambridge, Norfolk and Essex Area.


Sylvia Anderson - the SA in SA First Aid Training

Sylvia Anderson

Sylvia Anderson is the company founder and senior instructor.

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