Basic First Aid

Course Content

The Basic First Aid course covers the following areas:

The importance of First Aid

Did you know that approximately 150,000 people could be saved each year if more people were trained in basic first aid?  In this section of the course you will learn the priorities to take into consideration until the emergency services arrive.


The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 requires employers 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.  This section of the course will show you what legislation you need to comply with in your work place.

Risk assessing

This section of the basic first aid course shows you how to practically risk assess your workplace to determine how many First Aid Personnel and what equipment and facilities are required.

basic first aid - first aid needs assessment

Primary survey

It can be both frightening and nerve wracking when you are called to attend a casualty so here the participant will learn structured steps to follow to assess a casualty, whilst also understanding the effects that the situation can have on both themselves and others in the immediate environment.

basic first aid - primary survey


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, otherwise known as CPR, is a process that is performed on a casualty who has stopped breathing.  This part of the process will teach you the CPR process, step by step.

Secondary Survey

The secondary survey is done after the primary survey and when any life threatening conditions have been dealt with.  In this section learn all about what the secondary survey is, when to move on to the secondary survey and what questions to ask. The recovery position is a position used in first aid to prevent choking in unconscious patients, in which the body is placed facing downwards and slightly to the side, supported by the bent limbs. Learn here the step by step process of how to put a casualty safely into the recovery position.

basic first aid - the recovery position

Bleeding and Shock

There are different types of bleeding and shock that can severely affect a patient’s health.  Learn how to treat shock and the procedures for dealing with different types of bleeding.

basic first aid - treatment for major bleeds and shock

Watch a sneak preview of the course for an example of the format of the course and the course content.

The price of this course is £15 + VAT per person per course.

The length of this course is 20.5 minutes excluding the time for the final exam.

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