Basic First Aid Training Course

This course is referred to as Basic First Aid or Emergency First Aid.

This course covers a comprehensive range of topics to prepare participants to administer emergency first aid care. The onsite course can be adapted to emphasize dealing with accidents that happen in their workplace.

Please note: this course does not meet a company’s occupational first aid requirements. However, this course is suitable for a company which due to having a low level of risk, does not require their first aiders to be trained to the level outlined in the occupational first aid requirements. This course is also popular with companies who have met their occupational first aid requirement, and wish to have basic first aiders to provide support to the first aid responder in the event of an incident.

Available as an Onsite Course

Available as a Public Course

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Display skills and knowledge related to the delivery of basic first aid and dealing with emergencies until the arrival of qualified medical personnel.
  • Display the requisite personal skills including: composure, competence and self-confidence, while understanding their limitations.
  • Provide basic first aid in the workplace and other environments, including: home and recreational settings.
  • Calling for assistance from the first aid responder or the emergency medical services.
  • Provide support to the first aid responder.
Course Topics
  • Cardiac emergencies: heart attack and stroke
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Using an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Scene management and patient assessment
  • Impaired responsiveness and the unconsciousness patient
  • Recovery position
  • Airway obstruction and choking
  • Bleeding and wounds
  • Control of spinal injuries, fractures and dislocations
  • Sprain and strains
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Burns and electrical injuries
  • Respiration emergencies
  • Common conditions: epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, allergic reactions, and poisons
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007: Part 7 – Chapter 2: Regulation 165(1)(b) requires employers to designate at each place of work under the employer’s control the number of occupational first-aiders as is necessary, and to give first aid training at the place of work concerned.


A maximum of 12 participants can attend each Basic First Aid training session.


Onsite Basic First Aid training sessions are 1-day in duration.

Public Basic First Aid training sessions are usually 1-day in duration, but the duration can vary.


On successful competition of the Basic First Aid course participants will receive a House Certificate. The certification will expire after 2 years.


Participants are required to renew their training by completing the Basic First Aid course again. Renewals should happen before the certification expires, or sooner if indicated by their company’s risk assessment.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course.

Site Requirements

There are no special site requirements  associated with this course.

Public Course Dates

Summary Of Assessments
Our approach to training incorporates both practical and interactive learning, giving participants the confidence and ability to put theory into practice and to cope with real-life situations that may arise in the workplace, home or community. Both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the participants are continually assessed by the instructor throughout the course.

Useful Information

Health & Safety Publications

Text Books Provided

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Basic First Aid Courses

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