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Did you know work fatalities in Northern Ireland jumped by over a third in 2016 –2017 ?

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations.

What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes. 

Aims and Objectives

This comprehensive and fully Ofqual regulated qualification aims to equip delegates with the essential knowledge, skills and practical experience to enable them to carry out first aid in the workplace. Delegates will learn vital skills by participating in unique practical exercises and scenarios.

What you will learn?

At the end of the Emergency First Aid at Work course delegates should be able to:

  • Act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work

  • How to make an emergency call

  • Recognition and prevention of cardiac arrest

  • Recognise common major illnesses and take appropriate action

  • Recognise minor illnesses and take appropriate action

  • Administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) promptly and effectively

  • Use of an AED

  • Administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a casualty who is unconscious

  • Administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding

  • Administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a casualty who:

    • Has been burned or scalded

    • Is suffering from an injury to bones, muscles or joints

    • Is suffering from shock

    • Has an eye injury

    • May be poisoned

    • Has been overcome by gas or fumes

  • Transport a casualty as required by the circumstances of the workplace

  • Maintain simple factual records and provide written information to a doctor or hospital, if required


Who should attend?


Any person no matter what their level of knowledge who wishes to become a qualified first aider for the workplace. Also great for those who want a comprehensive knowledge of first aid.

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