First Aid at Work

The content of this Level 3 First Aid course will provide a higher level of training to ensure you or your staff can administer First Aid for a wider ranger of conditions.

This First Aid course is suitable for staff in any sector, though is primarily targeted for businesses with exposure to greater hazards (e.g construction, manufacturing or chemical plants). The course will provide the knowledge and ability to ensure a safe working environment when faced with greater risks, and to treat a wider range of conditions.

Important Information

HSE First Aid Training regulations - How they affect your business

You may not be aware that the HSE’s approval of first aid qualifications for businesses has changed.

Employers now have a legal requirement to undertake due diligence on their chosen training provider and are now directly responsible for the quality and type of training they choose to undertake.

You now have two main options:

Option 1 Choose Awarding Body Regulated training governed by either Ofqual or SQA. Your training certificate will have an OFQUAL logo and you will receive a government backed qualification. If you choose this option, the HSE states that you do not have to use their checklist of legal responsibilities to satisfy yourself of the competency of your chosen training organisation; their OFQUAL registration is a guarantee that they have met the required standard to fulfil your legal responsibilities.
First Aid Cert Comparison

If you wish to choose this option, please make sure that the course you’re being quoted for is an Ofqual regulated qualification. Ofqual qualifications will always carry the Ofqual logo on the certificate. If the certificate doesn’t contain the logo, it won’t be Ofqual regulated and won’t be exempt from requiring due diligence to be undertaken by your company.

Option 2 Choose training that is not awarding body regulated this training will not have the OFQUAL logo on the certificates you receive. It is then your legal responsibility to complete checks on the training organisation and their trainers yourself, as stated on the HSE website (see ‘Selecting a First-aid Training Provider’). Click here for the HSE checklist of legal responsibilities.
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Regulated OFQUAL first aid courses are provided as standard by The Onsite First Aid Training Company and they are the only courses that we recommend.

Upon completion of this First Aid course, you will have passed the following units:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

Training will also include how to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider
  • Manage an unresponsive casualty
  • Recognise and assist a choking casualty
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with various injuries
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with an eye injury
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

And more.

You will receive a First Aid at Work certificate that will remain valid for 3 years.

The HSE recommends an annual update of your First Aid skills. See our course First Aid at Work (Requalification).


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Regulated OFQUAL first aid courses are provided as standard by The Onsite First Aid Training Company and they are the only courses that we recommend.

This First Aid course is available as:

  • Onsite training at your location (or one of ours, if you’d prefer)
  • An open course

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RQF stands for the Regulated Qualifications Framework. It is a replacement for the the QCF and the NQF before it. It is essentially a credit transfer system to make regulating and assessing qualifications simpler for both accrediting bodies and businesses comparing courses.

All our First Aid courses are regulated by OFQUAL in England, DCELLS in Wales, and CCEA in Northern Ireland.

We are very conscious of the demands of running a business, so we provide flexible training to suit your needs. We offer in-house training at your location. We will work evenings or weekends, or can tailor our course over different days as and when you require. Call us for more details and to talk to us about what you want from your training.

Yes, in cases where there is a significant risk, a disregard for established standards or persistent poor compliance with the law, the HSE may prosecute. But this depends on the specifics of your business and what is deemed ‘adequate and appropriate’ for it. Call us for more information.

As a business in the UK, you are required to meet the terms of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations of 1981. The HSE states that employers are required to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.

All our First Aid courses are regulated and comply with legal requirements. We will ensure your business does too.

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