The 3 day Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (formerly 4 days) is suitable for workplaces such as construction sites and factories or workplaces with more than 50 employees. Certificates are valid for three years. It is strongly recommended by the HSE that candidates undergo an annual refresher in the years before revalidation is required in order to keep your skills updated.

Course Content

  • Safe best practice - minimise the risk of infection
  • Record keeping – recording accidents, RIDDOR, First Aid kits, disposing safely of clinical waste
  • Awareness of current regulations
  • Vital Signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour
  • Incident Management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents
  • Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Breathing Problems - choking
  • Circulation Problems – controlling external bleeding and treatment for shock
  • Minor Injuries - small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters
  • Major Injuries - injuries to bones including suspected spinal injuries, chest injuries
  • Major burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries - including how to irrigate an eye
  • Sudden poisoning and anaphylactic shock
  • Soft tissue injuries