Emergency First Aid at Work (face2face)

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If you’re looking to get someone qualified as a workplace first aider, this is the course that most businesses choose. At just 1 day in duration, you can gain your certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work. Perfect for all low risk work environments, such as an offices, shop, etc.

This course is 100% classroom based & certified either by an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, or by Chris Garland Training. If you’d prefer to undertake the course as a blended learning course (1/3rd online, 2/3rd classroom) certified either by an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, or by Chris Garland Training, click here.

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Emergency First Aid at Work (face2face)

Employers have legal duties towards their colleagues when it comes to first aid. Our Emergency First Aid at Work course, run as a face to face course, provides you with the knowledge & skills required to be a workplace first aider in a low risk environment, such as an office, shop, etc. Gaining this qualification indicates that you can be relied upon, by your employers, to undertake the role of emergency first aider in the workplace, as outlined in the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. This video explains more about the course:

 

Course syllabus includes:

Note: The Emergency First Aid at Work course syllabus is set by the Health and Safety Executive (see page 36 of this document).

  • Health & Safety legislation with regards to first aid
  • Understanding the role & responsibility of the first-aider, including:
    • managing incidents
    • gathering & using available equipment
    • the importance of preventing cross infection
    • the need for recording incidents and actions
  • First aid kits & their contents
  • How to assess an emergency situation in order to act safely, promptly and effectively
  • Recognising & administering first aid to a casualty who is/has;
    • unresponsive & breathing normally (recovery position)
    • unresponsive & not breathing normally (CPR & use of Defibrillator)
    • the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
    • choking
    • wounded and bleeding
    • small cuts, grazes and bruises
    • small splinters
    • minor burns and scalds
    • having a seizure
    • suffering medical shock

Emergency first aid at work Certificate:

There are two options available for this course. Ultimately there is no difference in the validity of either, but some people prefer to choose one other the other. You will see the same presentation, be assessed on the same practical skills & to the same degree, but sit different multiple choice exam papers at the end of the course.

  • Certified by Chris Garland Training:
    • This is the default option.
    • PDF format certificates are issued as standard, but paper certificates can be requested as well.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.
  • Certified by the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation:
    • If you’d prefer this option, please select this option when making your booking.
    • PDF format certificates are issued as standard, but paper certificates can be requested as well.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.

Course duration:

  • The HSE state that for the course to be valid, your course must be a minimum of 6 hours in duration. This includes the time allowed for the assessments and exam, but does not include for any coffee breaks.
  • Generally we run these courses from 9.30am until 5pm.

Test:

  • Whether certified by Chris Garland Training or the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation that we use, the assessments are the basically the same. Each candidate undertakes a multiple-choice question paper & practical assessment.
  • Multiple-Choice Question paper:
    • You need to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.
  • Practical observation:
    • You’ll need to demonstrate giving first aid as you would in an emergency situation, such as providing CPR on the floor. You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.

Emergency first aid at work Pre-requisites:

  • You’ll need to be able to demonstrate first aid procedures as you would in a real activity environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor. So you must be physically capable of doing this to pass the course.
  • We recommend that you have a reasonable understanding of English & maths (e.g. GCSE grade C/Level 2) before undertaking this course. This is not mandatory – please contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs.
  • The course is suitable for anyone over 16 looking to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a nominated first aider. The course can also be undertaken by candidates between 14 & 16 years old, but they shouldn’t be relied upon by employers to be a sole, nominated first aider.

Candidates:

  • All classroom courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
    • Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. Click here for more details.
    • Maximum: We are limited by the Health & Safety Executive, and (where applicable) by the Awarding Organisation, to a maximum of 12 candidates per instructor.
  • Should you have more than 12 candidates to be trained, please contact us to discuss your training needs.

Geographical coverage:

  • The Emergency first aid at work qualification is available to candidates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • The qualification can be delivered in other countries however candidates should be aware that the content was developed in accordance with current UK practice, protocols & guidance.

Venue:

  • Scheduled courses run at our training centre in Knutsford, Cheshire. Visit our Joining Instructions page to read about what you will need to bring/wear, etc.
  • Why not arrange to have a private face to face course run at your workplace? Simply fill in our quote builder tool to request a quotation.

Joining instructions:

Emergency first aid at work Private courses:

  • To arrange a private course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.

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22 reviews for Emergency First Aid at Work (face2face)

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  1. Sally B.

    Kept my interest and attention, explained aspects clearly and concisely. Made the learning enjoyable too. Thank you.

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  2. Michele J.

    Fantastic training day, just what we needed, carried out in a professional way.

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  3. Zoe Tomlinson

    We have some really experienced people already, but they learnt lots of new things with Chris.

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    • ChrisGarland

      Just goes to show that you can never know everything and that’s why I do so much CPD – to be able to give my clients the very best courses available. 🙂
      I look forward to working with you again soon.

  4. Julie Fernihough

    Students commented on how thorough the course was whilst still being interesting and enjoyable

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    • ChrisGarland

      Thank you for the lovely review Julie.
      Chris

  5. Claire B.

    Enjoyable course with a knowledgeable and engaging tutor. Would recommend highly and we shall certainly be returning for our refresher courses.

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    • ChrisGarland

      Thank you Claire. I look forward to seeing you all on your next courses.
      Best regards
      Chris

  6. Ian Frost

    Excellent course for 12 budding first aiders. Very well delivered and was both enjoyable and informative. Perfect for our business requirements, thank you.

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    • ChrisGarland

      Hi Ian,
      Thanks for your kind review. Having reviews like this really does make the difference. Thank you. I look forward to working with you all again in the near future.
      Best regards
      Chris

  7. Carol C.

    Ciara found it a great course made very interesting. Many thanks for going the extra mile so Ciara could do her Ofqual exam. Much appreciated.

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    • ChrisGarland

      Hi.

      Thanks you for your lovely review. I’m glad that Ciara enjoyed the course. She’ll make a great first aider.

      Best regards

      Chris

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Why choose us?

Here are a few reasons why you should choose Chris Garland Training as your training partner.

Authority

• Established 2012
• Trusted and recommended by training providers, nationwide.
• Consistently receiving 5 star reviews from our clients.
• Bespoke courses backed & certified by The CPD Group.
• Courses certified by Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisations.

Environmentally and socially responsible

• Our charity of the year 2022 is the North West air Ambulance Charity. Part of your course fee will be donated and you can add to this when purchasing your course place.
• Additionally, for every course place booked, we pay for a tree to be planted in some of the worlds most deforested areas and an area of kelp to be planted and managed.
• Our planting partners are Just One Tree. They also run educational programmes for those involved in the planting, thereby sharing and promoting knowledge and ownership of the newly planted forests.
• You can read more about this and our other environmental strategies on our Environmental Responsibility page.

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• Professionally qualified instructors, with Enhanced DBS Certificates.
• Internal & External Quality Assurance of courses.
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PCI DSS compliant payment system.
• Credit/debit card, BACS and Purchase Order payments accepted.

Our clients

• We’re proud to have a nationwide client base, including:
— Multi-National & FTSE100 companies,
— Local Authorities & Wildlife Trusts,
— Universities, Colleges, School Academies & Childcare providers,
— Schools & adult education providers; including Independent, Local Authority, Referral & Secure units,
— Food manufacturers, Restaurants & Chefs,
— Mining, Surveying, Construction & Maintenance companies,
— Sports Clubs; including Golf, Rugby, Netball, Judo, Canoeing, Hiking & Climbing Centres,
— Hospitals, Dentists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists,
— Tree Surgeons,
— Other training providers,
— And many, many more!


Emergency First Aid at Work (face2face)

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Some national governing bodies require that course certificates be issued by an Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation*. We offer self-certified & Ofqual Accredited courses; the main difference in certification being third party cost. Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation certification is currently priced at an additional £12.50pp.

*Some of our courses are bespoke to Chris Garland Training. As such they cannot be certified by an Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation. Where this is the case, you will be informed of this in your quotation.

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Please note the maximum number candidates per instructor for your course.
If you have more candidates, we can arrange to run an additional course at the same time, or a separate course to be held on a second date.
Where you have more than the maximum number of candidates for one course, please include this in the Additional Information field at the end of the form.

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Please choose the nearest to your required hours.
Where your time requirements don't match the categories exactly, please let us know in the Additional Information at the end of the form.

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