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Who is the First Aid at Work Refresher course for?

The First Aid at Work Refresher course will update and re-qualify employees up to the standard required by the HSE for the purpose of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Course Duration

  • 2-Days

First Aid at Work Re-qualification Course Content

On completion of the First Aid at Work Refresher course, candidates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills from the FAAW manual. These topics include:

  • The Aims and Priorities of First Aid
  • Burns and ScaldsLaws and Regulations
  • Protection From Infection
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Recognition of Illness
  • Site Survey
  • Transport of Casualties
  • Basic Life Support
  • Poisoning
  • Miscellaneous Conditions
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Casualty Examination
  • Head Injuries
  • Chain of Survival
  • Concussion
  • Communication and Delegation Compression
  • Stroke Legal framework
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Record Keeping
  • Bone, Joint and Muscle injuries
  • Drowning
  • Shock
  • Electric Shock
  • Unconscious Casualties
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Smoke, Gas and Chemicals
  • Angina
  • Recovery Position
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart Attack
  • Crush Injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Effects of Heat and Cold
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Important Information


Please note: Your existing First Aid at Work certificate will remain valid until its expiry date. There is no longer a grace period to renew your qualification. Once your FAAW certificate has expired you are no longer a registered first aider, therefore you will be required to attend the full 3-day First Aid at Work course again.

First Aid Legislation – October 2013

Since the 1st October 2013 the Health and Safety Executive is not required to formally approve first aid training and qualifications for the workplace. The law still states that employers should provide adequate and appropriate equipment and personnel to provide assistance to injured or ill colleagues, and provide trained first aiders based on their own needs assessment, this has not changed. The HSE will still ensure a standard of first aid training for the workplace is maintained.

A Training Provider You Can Trust

You must ensure that where your needs assessment indicates you need first aiders, they receive training that will teach them the necessary first aid skills and leave them feeling confident that they could respond to an emergency. To guarantee this, you should pick a training provider you can trust.

British Red Cross & St. John Ambulance

All scheduled First Aid at Work courses advertised on our website are delivered by the British Red Cross and St. John Ambulance.

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They are mentioned by the HSE in the new guidance as a standard setter for currently accepted practice in relation to the topics covered on first aid courses. They are one of the worlds leading first aid training organisations delivering first aid courses of the highest quality and standard to some of the worlds leading organisations. When you book a course with Envico you are helping to fund their humanitarian work and the first aid advice and support continues after your course ends.

St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance are a charity that steps forward in the moments that matter, to save lives and keep communities safe. All of St. John Ambulance charitable work is entirely funded by donations, they we are a market leader in the provision of workplace training, first aid supplies and event and ambulance services.

To view which of these organisations deliver the course click the red ‘view details’ button when you’ve found the right location and date within our course search results.

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