Telford Occupational Health Service

First Aid at Work - With Approved Trainers

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Confident, well trained, first aiders save lives and contain the effects of injuries/sudden illness. They manage incidents and situations that could otherwise get out of control. A good team of first aiders is essential to assist in Health and Safety Management; they will raise awareness of safety issues and help to reduce injuries with a consequent reduction in lost time and disruption to production.

The presence of trained first aiders in the workplace demonstrates an employer's commitment to the health and safety of his workforce. The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981, place a requirement on the employer to make provision for first-aid to be rendered to their employees should they be injured or become ill at work.

The form of this provision will depend on the results of your "First Aid" risk assessment. The employer is required to provide a minimum of one appointed person at all times when employees are working.

First Aid Providers
"First Aider - A person who has been trained and certified to render first-aid in the workplace, by attending a four day course run by an organisation approved by the HSE.

This certification must be renewed by attending a two day course approved by the HSE up to 3 months before the expiry date on the certificate.

"Appointed Person"
- A person provided by the employer to take charge of a situation if a serious injury/illness occurs in the absence of a trained first aider. They may render emergency first aid if trained to do so.

Why TOHS? - We provide:-

Expert practical guidance on the law and on your particular first aid requirements. Training of your first aid providers to the appropriate levels required by the regulations and your individual needs.

  • Courses fully approved by the HSE and accredited to OFQUAL - QUALSAFE AWARDS Registered Centre Number 904785
  • Expert tuition by trainers with a wide range of experience including the application of practical first aid and industrial/commercial practices
  • A relaxed, interactive training style either at our training unit, or in-house and company oriented.
  • A flexible approach to course provision by consecutive or split days attendance.
  • Specialist training for specific hazards.
  • A telephone support system for first aiders and the opportunity to receive on-site visits for update and support by our instructors.
  • An easily accessible training unit with ample free parking.


Occupational Health Centre, Halesfield 13, Telford, Shropshire TF7 4PL
Tel/Fax: 01952 581251 email: