Outline of the 3 Day First Aid at Work Course

3 Day Course or 2 Day Refresher Course

This course is a legal requirement for many UK businesses.

This course can be delivered at any time of the day or week and it can be split into modules of different lengths to suit your schedule as long as there are 18 contact hours in total. This means that it doesn´t need to be three days in a row.

ABC First Aid Training



On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:


• Understand the role of the first aider including reference to the use of available equipment and the need for recording incidents and actions;

• Understand the importance of basic hygiene in first-aid procedures;

• Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;

• Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious and/or in seizure;

• Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use a defibrillator;

• Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding and/or in shock;

• Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;

• Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries.

Recognising the presence of major illness and applying general first aid principles in its management.


In addition, candidates should be able to demonstrate the correct first-aid management of:


• Soft tissue injuries;

• Injuries to bones including suspected spinal injuries;

• Chest injuries;

• Burns and scalds;

• Eye injuries including how to irrigate an eye;

• Sudden poisoning and anaphylactic shock.


There is a practical assessment at the end of the course. Successful candidates will receive a 3 year certificate (The HSE now recommend an annual refresher of 3-4 hours; this is not mandatory).