First Aid at Work

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who might need to provide first aid by responding to a wide range of accidents, injuries and illnesses that they could encounter in their workplace. You must be physically able to conduct the practical elements of the course (CPR, manual handling casualties for example). Please contact us if you are unsure or have any questions relating to your health status prior to booking the course. Please note that access to our training centre is via several steps (one landing) and that there is no lift or lifting facilities.

In addition to the topics covered on an emergency first aid at work course, this course also covers treatments for a variety of injuries and medical conditions. Delegates will develop the first aid skills and confidence to help someone who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • is choking
  • is bleeding
  • is suffering from shock
  • has burns
  • feels faint
  • has been poisoned
  • has a head injury
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • has an injury to a bone, muscle or joint (including spinal injuries).

Learners will also be able to help a casualty who is having:

  • a seizure
  • a heart attack, including the administration of aspirin
  • an angina attack
  • a stroke
  • an asthma attack
  • a severe allergic reaction
  • a diabetic emergency.

The course also includes information on:

  • assessing a casualty
  • monitoring a casualty
  • where to get help
  • electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

The course runs from 9am until 5pm each day, with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions. Full joining instructions will be issued on completion of payment.

All our training courses are facilitated at our state-of-the-art training centre in the beautiful village of Colinton in Edinburgh. This course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real-life situation. Our instructors are mostly UK Armed Forces veterans with many years teaching and life experience. For added reassurance, each delegate is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, Q&A sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support you through the course. On successful completion of this course, you will receive a SALT Services first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years. For an additional £10 your certificate will be issued and accredited by the industry leader, Highfield. This course meets the requirements specified by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Delegates must attend all sessions to be eligible for the assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.

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