First Aid - Emergency & Appointed Person

This category includes both first aid courses for Appointed Persons as well as Emergency First Aid courses, delivered nationwide across the UK. 

Delegates can either attend open courses for these categories, or if there is a requirement for more than one delegate to be trained there may be a justification for arranging an in-company course. It is also possible to sit an e-learning course in this category, where delegates sit the course remotely in their own time. This is perfect for those who cannot attend a course at a set location or at a set time.

Appointed Person or Emergency First Aid at Work Course?

The decision as to whether to have a qualified First Aider is based largely on the organisation’s risk assessment. If this only indicates the need for one or more Appointed Persons, it might be decided that trained first aiders are not needed within the workplace. In this case, it is a good idea for those with defined First Aid responsibilities to attend an Appointed Person’s course.

In situations where an organisation’s risk assessment indicates that one or more trained first aiders are required, then training these people to be responsible for Emergency First Aid Cover is the best option. In this instance an Emergency First Aid at Work course would be appropriate (EFAW).

The HSE guidelines given in their Approved Code of Practice suggest the following cover (this should be considered as a rough guide rather than a definitive rule and more details can found in the HSE ACOP):

For Low Hazard Environments:

  • Less than 25 employees - At least one Appointed Person
  • 25 to 50 employees – At least one First Aider Trained in Emergency First Aid
  • More than 50 employees – At least one trained First Aider for every 100 employees

For High Hazard Environments:

  • Less than 5 employees - At least one Appointed Person
  • 5 to 50 employees – At least one First Aider Trained in Emergency First Aid or a Qualified
  • First Aider based on an assessment of the type of injuries that might be anticipated in the workplace
  • More than 50 employees – At least one trained First Aider for every 50 employees

Appointed Persons First Aid Course Detail

Candidates who sit this training course will be taught basic first aid skills to treat a range of medical problems and conditions. This course is suitable for those who need to give first aid until help arrives, or the problem is resolved.

Successful candidates will receive the Appointed Persons certificate which is valid for 3 years.

This First Aid course includes the following elements:

  • Assessing and monitoring a casualty or injury
  • Knowing where and how to get help whilst providing first aid
  • Helping a casualty who is unconscious and not breathing
  • Helping a casualty who is unconscious and breathing
  • Helping someone who is having a seizure
  • Accident reports

Emergency First Aid at Work Course Detail

This first aid training course covers a range of basic life saving first aid skills and techniques, designed to ensure a nominated person or persons has a comprehensive knowledge base in this area.

Successful candidates will become formally qualified emergency first aiders and receive the nationally recognised Emergency First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years.

This First Aid course includes the following elements:

  • Managing an incident
  • Basic Life Support (CPR)
  • Choking
  • Resuscitation
  • Bleeding
  • Treating burns of varying degrees
  • Shock
  • Treating an unconscious casualty
  • Common workplace injuries
  • Current Health and Safety Regulations pertaining to first aid

Course Delivery

  • The Appointed Persons first aid training course lasts for half a day
  • EFAW is a one day first aid course

Please note that all candidates must be able to undertake practical activities such as lying down and kneeling to simulate a potential emergency situation

Please check for open courses in this category below, or for more general help or further information please send an enquiry to

Please click here for further information on the First Aid courses we offer.

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Trainer Course Title Days Price ex. VAT
SG498Z Emergency First Aid at Height 1 £160.00
Emergency First Aid at Work - 1 Day 1 from £60.00
F1148TL Emergency First Aid at Work - 1 Day - Blended Learning 1 £95.00
C217BR First Aid for Appointed Persons 0.5 £139.00
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