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Course overview

Our Construction First Aid Course runs from 9:00 – 16:00.

The Construction FAW training syllabus covers some important general & building site first aid topics, including:

  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the first aider?
  • How should incidents be recorded and reported using a Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) form?
  • What should a first aid kit contain?
  • In a first aid emergency, how should you assess the situation and respond?

The construction first aid course is a First Aid at Work Course. Click here if you require our 1-Day Emergency First Aid at Work Course.

Need a different course? View all of our first aid qualifications. For group bookings, we can deliver these courses on site at your venue.

Modules breakdown

The course will also educate employees on how to handle a wide range of specific work-related situations, as well as teaching them cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children, and babies. Over the course of the three days, they will be taught how to deal with:

  • CPR & AED (Defibrillator)
  • Minor cuts, grazes, splinters, and burns
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Fractures
  • Strokes
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Heart attacks and angina
  • Asthma
  • Unconscious colleagues
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Eye injuries
  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Spine, head, neck injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Workers, accident, response,

Entry Requirements

There are no requirements for this construction first aid course.

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Construction First Aid Course Information

Construction FAW exams and assessment

During the three-day first aid at work course, students will be evaluated by the instructor as well as in a final exam. The FAIB will accredit the successful candidates with a FAW qualification.

Other relevant information

Learners must be physically able to carry out the procedures required to meet HSE assessment criteria.

This course complies with Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981 and updates learners of any change in practice and guidelines.

How do I book?

Book online, or call our customer service team on 0808 164 2780.

The construction first aid course was well designed and relevant to building sites. We'd recommend this course to everyone in the construction industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a construction first aid course?

A construction first aid course is a type of work course that provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to respond effectively to medical emergencies on construction sites. The course content covers a range of topics, including first aid procedures, injury management, and basic life support, and is designed to meet the needs of construction workers, contractors, and other staff members who may encounter casualties in the workplace.

In Scotland, England and Wales, the course delivered by a qualified trainer, and participants can attend as individuals or in groups. The number of participants in a course can vary, and the level of knowledge required for certification may vary depending on the provider.

The course is an important part of ensuring the safety of workers and contractors on construction sites, and is a responsibility of employers and school staff.

In addition to the training sessions, we provide additional resources, such as books and online materials, to support learners and provide additional information on first aid procedures and injury management.

Who should attend this first aid construction course?

Our construction training courses are for construction workers with up to 50 employees or for larger or more complex risk businesses looking to increase support for qualified FAW staff, construction workers and building companies are responsible for providing first aid coverage.
They are also for anyone who needs certified first aid training, including administrative staff and skilled tradespeople.

What are the requirements for construction site first aid?

The duty holder for the project determines the first aid requirements for construction sites in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. These requirements vary depending on the site and project, but construction sites, in general, necessitate more qualified first responders due to their higher hazard classification.

How many qualified first responders are required?

The number of first responders required on a construction site is determined by the level of danger involved in the work. Working at different levels, in confined spaces, at height, or with hazardous substances necessitates more first aiders. In the event of a reportable or claimable accident, the duty holder must be able to justify their level of first aid coverage to the HSE Inspector and insurance company.

Depending on the type of injuries that may occur, projects with 5 to 50 workers should have at least one first aider with training in Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work. A First Aid at Work-qualified first aider must be provided for every 50 employees on projects with more than 50 workers.