Emergency First Aid at Work


South Central Ambulance Service/St John’s Ambulance

Target Group

Staff working with adults in roles requiring a knowledge of emergency first aid.

Course Content

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unconscious casualty
  • Heart Attacks
  • Resuscitation
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Shock

Assessment is through observation throughout the course. This qualification is valid for 3 years.

The course includes practical exercises so please wear suitable, comfortable clothes.

All First Aid at Work courses require the learner to get to the floor unaided for the assessment of Unresponsive Casualty and/or Resuscitation (CPR) as part of demonstrating that they can effectively treat the casualty. There is no requirement to kneel specifically, for example if a learner can perform CPR or recovery position effectively, whilst sitting on the floor, this is acceptable.  Reasonable adjustments can be made where practicable in the learning stage. However the learner must be able to demonstrate they can undertake the assessment (as adjustments may not be possible in a real situation). If a learner is unsure if they are able to complete the course please contact St John’s Ambulance Customer Service Team to discuss any specific requirements – 0844 770 4800 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm)

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