First Aid at Work Refresher

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First aid at Work refresher

You should choose the three-day First Aid at Work Refresher course if you have previously attended a three-day first aid course and your certificate is up for renewal or has expired. If you complete the course before your existing qualification runs out, you will only need to attend for two days.

The three-day First Aid at Work Refresher courseis approved by the Health and Safety Executive and meets the requirements of the First Aid at Work regulations (1981).


This comprehensive refresher course will not only refresh your understanding of the basics of first aid in the workplace, but also update your knowledge to the very latest techniques such as the use of an automated defibrillator. It is designed for you if you are a nominated first aider in a hazardous environment, such as a factoryor a construction site, as well as refreshing your training for any other work situation.

As an employer, this Health and Safety Executive approved course will not only help you to maintain your obligations under the First Aid at Work (1981) regulations, but also ensure that your staff, customers and visitors continue to be well protected and provided for.

Is the Three-Day First Aid at Work Refresher Course right for me?

This course is designed for you if you have previously held a first aid at work certificate that has now expired, or you currently hold a certificate that is about to expire. The trainer will assume that you have prior subject knowledge and the course will be taught as a refresher and update, rather than training from scratch.

You should consider this course if you work in an environment where the nature of the business or the type of equipment used puts staff at increased risk, for example:

  • Manufacturing
  • Chemical industries
  • Construction sites
  • Energy companies
  • Colleges and universities

What will I learn?

This comprehensive course will refresh and update your first aid knowledge and skills, allowing you to take appropriate action and provide treatment in a wide range of situations, including accidents, incidents and sudden illness. It will remind you of the skills you need to take care of the patient until qualified support, such as paramedics, arrives and the patient can be transferred to hospital.

You will receive up to date training in the latest HSE legislation, including how to complete the mandatory paperwork required for formerly reporting an accident under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations(RIDDOR)2013.

What does the course cover?

The comprehensive course will refresh and update you on a wide range of skills and techniques, and can be tailored to specific working environments and risks. During the course you will be reminded of the knowledge and skills required for:

  • Formal reporting of accidents and incidents
  • CPR
  • The priorities of first aid, including the 4 B’s
  • Wounds and serious bleeding
  • Automated defibrillator (AED) training
  • Recognising anaphylaxis and asthma
  • Treating the unconscious patient
  • Shock
  • Broken bones and soft tissue injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Compression
  • Concussion
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Poisoning


The course takes place over three days, with six hours of training per day between 9.00am and 4.15pm. However, if you attend the refresher course while your current first aid certificate is still valid, you will only need to attend for two days.

How am I assessed?

You will be continually assessed throughout the course to ensure you have understood each module before we move on.

To renew a lapsed certificate, or to renew your current certification, you must also pass a formalassessment on completion of the course.


Following a satisfactory final assessment, you will be awarded an HSE recognised certificate, which is valid for three years. This period will run from the end of your current certification if it has yet to expire.

Where is the Three-Day First Aid at Work Refresher Course held?

You can attend the three-day comprehensive FAW course at any of our training centres across the UK. Contact us today for details of venues available near you and their available training dates.

Alternatively, if you have a number of staff requiring refresher training, we can arrange a bespoke course at your business premises. This is very flexible and cost effective for larger companies, as it avoids travel and accommodation costs.

Arranging bespoke in-house training, also gives you greater control over the course content and training times. Talk to our friendly team today about tailoring our course to your exact requirements.

Cost for 3 Day First Aid at WorkRefresher Course

We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for convenient, tailored first aid training. Talk to our friendly team today on 0808 164 9690 and see how we can help you take better care of your team.

All prices exclude VAT.

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