Telford Occupational Health Service

First Aid at Work - Primary Course

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This course trains the student to the required assessed level of competency in first aid procedures, techniques and legislation in order that as a qualified first aider they may assist the employer in conforming to the Health & Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981 and current Approved Code of Practice and Guidance.

Assessing the need for and the practical application of resuscitation; Recognition and management of common major or minor illnesses; The movement of a casualty safely as required by the circumstances of the incident and the workplace.

On successful completion of the intern and final assessments, the candidate will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency, which remains valid for a period of 3 years.


  • The legal framework for first aid provision at work
  • The role of the first aider in emergency procedures
  • Personal hygiene in first aid procedures
  • The use of first aid equipment provided in the workplace
  • Recording and reporting incidents
  • Assessing and managing the casualty, who may be unconscious
  • Wounded or bleeding
  • Burned or scalded
  • Who may have injuries to bones, muscles or joints
  • Eye injuries
  • Been overcome by gas or fumes
  • Who may be suffering from shock or,
  • May have been poisoned.

Course Duration - 3 days

Times: 9:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 16:30

Materials needed: Pens & Paper


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