The First Aid at Work Requalification course is based on the approved standards of the Health and Safety First Aid Regulations and therefore all the skills are based upon the First Aid at Work manual.

To What Standard is the Qualification Delivered?

  •  To the standard required by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for the workplace.

What will the First Aid at Work Requalification Course Teach?

You will go over what was taught in the three day course such as the laws and regulations and what the aims and priorities of first aid are. You will also learn about the importance of performing site surveys, communication and delegation, transporting causalities, legal frameworks, record keeping and other vital information.

The illnesses and conditions you will be trained in treating and assisting with include:

  • Basic life support
  • Angina and heart attacks
  • Shock, electric shock and anaphylactic shock
  • Crush, bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns, smoke inhalation and scolds
  • Poisoning
  • Diabetes, epilepsy, stroke
  • Compression, chain of survival, recovery position
  • Gas and chemicals
  • Spinal and head injuries
  • Recognising illness and infectious diseases
  • Heat and cold
  • Unconscious casualties and concussion
  • Drowning

Who is the Training Aimed Towards?

The prerequisites of this course are all candidates must hold a valid First Aid at Work certificate and undergone three days of training to achieve the certificate.

Will I Gain a Recognised Certificate?

Yes. The First Aid at Work Requalification course is in line with the standard required by the Health and Safety Executive for the workpalce. All delegates will be trained in accordance to the Health and Safety First Aid Regulations.

What is the Duration of the Training?

You will need to set aside two days to be trained on the First Aid at Work Requalification. You are able to attend one of the many training centres or request in-house training.

How is the First Aid Course Assessed?

All of the candidates are given tests in theory and practical aspects and will need to pass these tests to have their qualification in first aid renewed. You will be awarded with a First Aid at Work certificate that is valid for another three years.

How Will the Qualification Benefit My Employer?

Employers gain by having certified first aiders within their workforce to help with emergency situations. This goes to show you are working towards complying with the health and safety laws by providing adequate training and providing qualified first aiders.

Do you Offer a Shorter Workplace First Aid Course?

We offer the Emergency First Aid at Work training course for the Appointed Person. The training lasts for one day and the course is in line with the standard required by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This course will not renew your existing ‘First Aid at Work’ certificate, if you wish to renew your current certificate you will be required to attend the Re-qualification course.



FAW or EFAW certificates that expired after 16 March 2020 can remain valid until 31 October 2020 or 6 months from date of expiry, whichever is later. All re-qualification training for these certificates should be completed by 31 March 2021.

To qualify for the extension, employers must be able to demonstrate that:

  • they have made every effort to arrange re-qualification training as soon as possible and can explain in detail why they have not been able to do so. For example, they must show evidence that staff with expired certificates are booked on to EFAW or FAW re-qualification courses,  if requested by an inspector
  • they have adequate and appropriate equipment and facilities to give first aid to any employee who is injured or becomes ill at work
  • the level of first aid cover provided remains appropriate for their particular work environment
  • the level of first aid provision necessary in high risk settings is fully maintained, eg in construction, agriculture, engineering and chemicals

This guidance now applies to employers in England, Scotland and Wales.


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