What is required of you?

The HSE First Aid Regulations (1981) require you to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to
be given to your employees if they are injured or become ill at work. A person will not be suitable for this unless they have undergone such training
and has such qualifications, as the HSE may approve or recognise.

In order to help you decide which course you need the following is a guide from the HSE Approved Code of Practice (ACOP).
Please ring us if you are in any doubt.

 

Hazard Level determined by risk assessment Number of Employees First Aid Provision
Low Hazard eg. office, shops, libraries

Less than 50

First Aider (EFAW) (At least one)

More than 50

First Aider (FAW) (At least one + per 100 employees of part thereof)

Higher Hazard e.g. workplaces not covered by "Low Hazard"

5-50

First Aider (EFAW) or FAW (Based on Hazard level) (at least one)
More than 50 First Aider (FAW) (At least one per 50 Employees or part thereof)

Note:

  • The HSE recommend that members of the public who visit the workplace should be taken into account when determining first aid
    provision.
  • In practice, a minimum of two First Aiders are required to cover planned and unplanned absences.

 

First Aid at Work (3 Day Course) 3 Year Training Cycle

Period

Course

Course Duration

Initial Course First Aid at Work Course 3 Days
Year 1 Refresher Course 3 Hours
Year 2 Refresher Course 3 Hours
Year 3 FAW Requalification 2 Days

 

Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day Course) Training 3 Year Cycle

Period

Course

Course Duration

Initial Course Emergency First Aid at Work Course 1 Day
Year 1 Refresher Course 3 Hours
Year 2 Refresher Course 3 Hours
Year 3 EFAW Requalification 1 Day