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Course overview

After receiving their 3-year certificates in First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) urges employees to get an annual first-aid refresher course. This helps your coworkers stay up to speed and confident in a first-aid emergency by keeping their skills sharp and current. It also certifies that you follow recommended health and safety practices as an employer.

With a 3-year break in between courses, it may be worthwhile to maintain the highest levels of first aid knowledge, which might make the difference between life and death in a critical emergency scenario.

Modules breakdown

The first aid refresher course from Skills Training Group aims to refresh all of the knowledge learned in a standard FAW or EFAW course.

To provide in-depth training to learners in the topics covered by this three-hour online course, we have developed a complete curriculum, including course materials, and expert coaching.

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a First Aider
  • Dealing with an Unconscious Casualty
  • CPR and AED (defibrillator) including guidance on CPR modifications during the Coronavirus epidemic
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Burns
  • External Bleeding
  • Shock

Course Certificate

On completion of the course, each participant will receive a first aid annual recertification certificate valid for one year.

We also offer the First Aid at Work Training and Emergency First Aid at Work Training.

Need a different course? View all of our first aid training courses.

For group bookings, we can deliver this course in-house at your workplace.

Some of our clients who trust us with their training:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take the refresher first aid course?

This online course is ideal for those who meet the following requirements:

Those whose first aid certifications are about to expire and must be renewed on a yearly basis.

Workplaces with a low level of danger and more than 50 employees.

Workplaces with a high level of danger and the potential for serious injury.

If you don't have a valid first aid certificate but work in a low-risk environment, the Workplace First Aid Course might be a better fit.

Please keep in mind that this course is only for adult casualties. If you need to learn how to treat infants and children, consider taking the Paediatric First Aid course.

Is this course sufficient to become a First Aider?

This course does not grant you First-Aid certification. It serves as a refresher for already qualified First-Aiders who need annual updates in between their three-year practical training. This online training does not replace hands-on practical training.

To become a certified First-Aider, you must first complete practical training.

CPD Certification Recognised

The CPD Certification Service has recognised all of our courses as meeting the standards of universally accepted Continuing Professional Development guidelines.

Upon successful completion, you will be given a quality-assured certificate that you can download right away. This certificate serves as proof of compliance and auditing.

It should be noted that the certificate has no expiration date. This training, however, should be renewed annually, according to industry best practises, and the recommended renewal date will be printed on the certificate.

Annual Refresher First Aid Course Content

First Aid Overview: What is first aid?

Annual key figures
1981 Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations
First-aid and medical assistance
The significance of infection prevention, hand hygiene, and personal protective equipment
Cleaning and waste removal following first aid
Regulations on Record Keeping and Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences (2013) (RIDDOR)

Surveys, both primary and secondary:

The primary survey (DRABC) includes danger, response, airway, breathing, and circulation steps.
An example of a primary survey scenario
Secondary survey and full body examination

Handling Unconscious Casualties and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR):

The recovery position
Recognising cardiac arrest and performing CPR
CPR considerations and the use of defibrillators (AEDs)

Part One of Treating Injuries:

Choking, Wounds, and Bleeding
Shock, burns and scalds, electrical burns, and chemical burns must all be managed.

Part Two of Treating Injuries:

Eye Injuries, Head Injuries, Fractures, Sprains and Strains, Dislocations, and Spinal Injuries
How to Make an Arm Sling

Illnesses and Health Issues:

Managing heart attacks, angina, strokes, epilepsy, asthma, and anaphylaxis
Diabetes, hyperventilation, nosebleeds, poisoning, drowning,temperature-related injuries, bites, stings, cardiac emergencies and fainting.