First Aid at Work Revalidation

This course includes a revision of topics covered in the basic course, together with any new first aid procedures, which have been introduced since the last course.

Course information

Key learnings

The course will give you the knowledge and confidence to deal with a first aid emergency in the workplace and update you on any changes on protocol since your last course.


On completion of training successful candidates need to be able to apply the following competencies:
• The ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work;
• The ability to administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) promptly and effectively;
• The ability to administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a casualty who is unconscious;
• The ability to administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to casualty who:
◊ Is wounded or bleeding;
◊ Has been burned or scalded;
◊ Is suffering from an injury to bones, muscles or joints;
◊ Is suffering from shock;
◊ Has an eye injury;
◊ May be poisoned;
◊ Has been overcome by gas or fumes;
• The ability to transport a casualty safely as required by the circumstances of the workplace;
• The ability to recognise minor illness and take appropriate action;
• The ability to maintain simple factual records and provide written information to a doctor or hospital if required.

Students will also be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of
first aid at work, in particular of:
• The importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures;
• The legal framework for first aid provision at work;
• The use of first aid equipment provided in the workplace.


Training courses, including final assessment, must last at least 12 contact hours.

The courses are usually offered over 2 days on a day release basis to assist employers to continue with their core business.

We can also tailor courses to each company’s individual requirements for example at a week-end.


The qualification is assessed as set out below:
• Continual assessment by the tutor;
• Complete a 16 question, end of course worksheet (pass mark 12);
• Externally assessed demonstrating the ability to carry out CPR on an adult manikin;
• Externally assessed demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for an unconscious
• Externally assessed demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for a work place
emergency situation.

After completing a final assessment, successful candidates receive an HSE approved certificate wallet card which is valid for three years.

This course is legally compliant with the current Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981. Upon successful completion of this 3-day course, First Aiders are allowed to practise for three years after which a revalidation course becomes necessary. It is strongly recommended that you update your skills by completing the annual 3hr refresher course.

Additional information

All delegates also receive a course pack including a first aid manual and personal First Aid Kit.

Course duration

Two Day Course

Course type

In person

Course provider

SMG Safety

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First Aid at Work Revalidation