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First aid refresher


The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to identify the requirements for first aid within their workplaces. This includes the provision, where appropriate, of fully qualified first aiders, i.e. those who have successfully undertaken an QCF-approved three-day First Aid at Work course. This short update refresher session ensures you remain qualified and are aware of current legislative guidelines.

This training course is designed for those who have qualified in either the First aid at work (level 3) and/or Emergency first aid at work (level 2) courses. Successful completion allows existing 1-day and/or 3-day first aid qualifications to remain valid for a further 1yr or 3yr period.

Outline and content

  • Treatment of burns
  • Treatment of injuries to bones, muscles or joints
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Treatment of eye injuries
  • Role of the first aider in emergency procedures
  • Treatment of poisoning
  • Effects and treatment of gas or fumes
  • Transporting a casualty safely
  • Recognition of major and minor illnesses
  • Importance of personal hygiene in first aid
  • Treatment of shock
  • Maintaining factual records and providing information to medical authorities if required
  • Legal framework for first aid at work
  • Use of first aid equipment provided in the workplace

Learning outcomes

  • This course will enable your employees to remain QCF-approved first aiders, certified for 1 or 3 years, meaning you can fulfil your legal requirement for fully qualified first aiders in the workplace.
  • Ensuring you have continued on-site provision to deal with most first aid emergency situations means you may be able to save the lives of employees or reduce any serious or fatal injuries.


Previously completed the 1 day Emergency or 3 day First Aid at work certificates.

Course length

1 day.

Up to 12 people.


Various assessments throughout the 1 day course.


International Workplace certificate of attendance.