Emergency First Aid at Work

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Our Emergency First Aid at Work training course provides compliance with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance. Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work is the ideal First Aid training solution for low-risk environments such as offices and shops. It would also enable employees to assist fully Qualified First Aiders, in higher risk organisations.

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During the Emergency First Aid course, you’ll learn techniques and topics regarded important by the HSE. These include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the recovery position and abdominal thrusts for choking. This training supports workplace compliance with legislation such as The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, which states that First Aiders must receive suitable training, relevant to the risk level within their workplace.

Who needs Emergency First Aid at Work training?

Emergency First Aid is ideal for any size company, but it is particularly designed for low-risk businesses. The qualification provides the basic knowledge to deal with an emergency situation. A company risk assessments should identify their specific First Aid requirements and outline the number and type of First Aiders the workplace requires. Guidance is available in the HSE’s recommendations in this advice sheet. For higher-risk workplaces or those looking for a more in-depth First Aid course, consider our 3 day First Aid at Work course.

Emergency First Aid Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including

  • Role and Responsibilities of a First Aider
  • Assessing an Incident
  • Unresponsive Casualties
  • Choking
  • External Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor Injuries

Course Duration

The Emergency First Aid course requires a minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required.

Ideally, the course would run over one day, but can be spread over a longer time period if you so desire, providing it is completed within 4 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.


Candidates must pass both a practical assessment and an exam paper to achieve the qualification and be awarded the certificate.

The qualification is valid for 3 years, when a refresher course is required, with successful assessment in order to requalify and and to continue to practice as a First Aider.

All our courses are accredited by Awarding Organisations and the Emergency First Aid at Work course content is regulated by OFQUAL and CCEA.

For further information, see the Qualification Specification.


First Aid is a theoretical AND highly practical subject. Learners must participate in numerous practical activities to demonstrate the techniques being taught (eg, CPR, the Recovery Position, etc).

Each practice task is assessed by the course tutor, both to coach for  improvement and to verify learner capability in the performance of each technique.

At the end of the course there is theory assessment in the form of an examination paper with 10 multiple-choice questions.

In-House / On-site courses

If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. Arko Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK . To learn more why not simply complete the Request a Quote  form. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.

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6 reviews for Emergency First Aid at Work

  1. Jo Dobbs

    The course was excellent and told us what we needed to know with lots of questioning to deepen our learning. Mark was engaging and provided anecdotes to help secure our learning. He engaged with all of us and responded to frequent questions with well informed answers. Breaks were timely and allowed us the chance to refresh in order to move onto the next topic. I have found Arko to provide top quality trainers and we always use them for first aid training for our staff.

  2. Helen Cox

    We attended the first aid at work course last Saturday as a group for our juniors athletics club. The day was really well organised and the learning was at a really friendly and easy pace. We all really enjoyed it and on behalf of us all, we’d just like to say a big thankyou, especially to the trainer Mark who made us feel at ease and who was extremely knowledgeable.

  3. Stephanie

    I’ve done a couple of First Aid courses over the years with Mark and I would highly recommend the course. Mark is thorough and informative, keeps a good pace and, despite having done the course several times now, I always come away reassured and having learned something new. Mark is really friendly and gets everyone involved and offers his own experiences which is really helpful. Thank you very much.

  4. Emma Wicks:- Thornton Jones Solicitors

    Very good insightful first aid training provided, would recommend!

    • Arko Training

      Thank you so much Emma, our tutor Mark really enjoyed working with your group.

  5. Molly Thornton

    Mark recently came to our office to deliver first aid at work training for some of our employees. He was very professional and informative, whilst also making the day enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.

    • Arko Training

      Thank you Molly, Mark really enjoyed working with your group. He said the office was a great place to train with a great atmosphere, with really nice people.

  6. EGO Management Team

    Great Emergency First Aid “Practical aspects of the course were really helpful, Alison was very informative and engaging in her delivery. She took time with each member of the group individually to ensure that we all understood the contents fully. Such an important course, that everyone should do…. thank you.”

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