Emergency first aid at work training course

(1 day course, previously called appointed persons)

This one-day course will help you meet your regulatory requirements if your risk assessment indicates that first aid training covering emergency protocols only, is sufficient for your workplace.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid and is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments.

What you will learn?

The content of this course provides basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations, covering the following:

The role of the first aider                Health and safety (first aid) regulations
Managing an emergency                       Resuscitation (adult CPR)
Communication and casualty care   Seizures (adult)
Bleeding (minor and severe)   Shock
Burns   Unresponsive casualty
Choking (adult)   Defibrillator pad placement
Defibrillator prompts and how to respond    

Course duration

One day.

All successful candidates on this course get their first annual refresher training half price.


Written assessment and continuous observation by the trainer.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). So whilst we are often able to provide support to people who for example do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance, although we may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us on 0844 770 4800* if you need any guidance.


Successful candidates will receive a St John Ambulance certificate which is valid for three years. 

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