First Aid at Work training course (FAW)

The First Aid at Work training course is required by the HSE where a risk assessment has highlighted the need for the provision of First Aiders in the workplace.

This First Aid at Work training course provides employees or individuals with the necessary skills and confidence to deal promptly and effectively with First Aid emergencies. The First Aid at Work (FAW) course meets the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

Course Aim

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 states that where an employer provides first-aiders in the workplace, they should ensure they have undertaken suitable training, have an appropriate first-aid qualification and remain competent to perform their role.

​This course is designed for anyone who might need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill at work, and covers a wide range of injuries and illnesses aimed more at high risk workplaces.

Course Content Includes

The content of the FAW course provides lifesaving first aid. It includes the following with lots of hands on practice:

  • Role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Assessing an incident
  • Unresponsive casualty: CPR & AED
  • Choking
  • External bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor injuries
  • Conduct a secondary survey 
  • Bones, muscles and joints
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Heat & cold injuries
  • Suspected major illness​es: Heart Attack, Stroke, Epileptic seizure, Asthma attack, Diabetic emergency