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Emergency First Aid at Work: Saving Lives in the Workplace and Beyond

When it comes to workplace safety, having trained first aiders can make all the difference in ensuring the wellbeing of your employees and customers. Accidents and medical emergencies can happen at any time, and having individuals trained in first aid skills can provide vital immediate assistance while waiting for professional medical help to arrive.

Our team answer some of the most popular questions about Emergency First Aid at Work

Firstly, How Many First Aiders Do You Need?

This isn’t set in stone. The number of first aiders needed in your place of work depends on the level of risk involved. We recommend conducting a risk assessment, which will identify the recommended number. Our Health & Safety team can support your business by conducting a risk assessment. You can contact them at

Do my team need any prior qualifications to do Emergency First Aid at Work?

No. One of the great advantages of the Emergency First Aid at Work course is that it has no formal entry requirements. As long as participants are physically able to participate in the practical activities, they are able to complete the course.

What will the course prepare them for?

The course contains crucial areas of emergency response. Your team will learn how to act safely and effectively in emergencies, administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), treat an unconscious casualty, manage wounds and bleeding, address shock and choking incidents, tend to minor injuries, utilise first aid equipment, and maintain proper record-keeping.

The aim of this training is to provide a well-rounded understanding of the emergency first aider's role and will also build up skill and confidence.

How will my team be assessed?

Practical assessment is a crucial part of the Emergency First Aid at Work course, so there is no hiding at the back of the class.  Participants will be evaluated through a combination of theory and practical activities and in a short assessment at the end of the day.

It is recommended that participants wear suitable clothing and footwear for the course to maximise engagement and performance.

How long will they be qualified for?

An Emergency First Aid at Work certificate is valid for three years. After that, you will need to sit a one-day refresher. If you have team members whose certification is due for renewal, please contact Naomi at, and we can arrange for those team members to attend a refresher course.

What study options does Stallard Kane provide?

Emergency First Aid at Work is available as an open course, held on specific dates throughout the year, and is ideal for individuals or small groups. The next course at our Gainsborough venue is on Thursday 7 September. If this does not suit you, we also offer courses located at a venue closer to your business.

If you are looking for a study option exclusively for your team, closed courses are available for groups. These provide a cost-effective and convenient solution for upskilling your entire staff, perfect for larger workforces. This can be delivered on your site, at a rented local venue or at our head office training venue in Gainsborough

Contact us today to discuss your business training needs.

Don't wait for an emergency to strike—take action now and be prepared to save lives. Contact our training team at to discuss your booking.


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