Emergency First Aid at Work

Qualsafe Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Course information

Key learnings


  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking; including practical
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding including catastrophic bleeding
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters, insect stings and animal or human bites.
  • An introduction to use AED effectively


On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to understand the role of the first aider including reference to:

  • The importance of preventing cross infection;
  • The need for recording incidents and actions;
  • Use of available equipment;

Additional information

The HSE strongly recommends that first aiders undertake annual refresher training.

Recertification training must be completed within three years. The First Aider will have to re-sit the full 1 day (6 hour contact time) course when their certificate expires.

The Resuscitation Council recommends that Defibrillator skills be updated at least once a year and preferably more often.

Course duration

One Day Course

Course dates

Specific Date

Course type

In person

Course provider

Evolve Training

Approved Training Provider

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Emergency First Aid at Work