QNUK Level 3 Award in
First Aid at Work
Do I require a First Aid at work qualification?
First Aid should be available wherever people work so you may need to consider providing personal first aid kits or training to travelling, remote or lone workers. Try our open courses delivered nationwide
First Aiders should be able to reach the scene of an incident quickly. Consider extra first aiders on large sites, sites with multiple buildings or buildings with multiple floors. Book a course at your place of work today
You should ensure that adequate first aid cover is available at all times, including when a first aider is on annual leave, a training course, a lunch break or other foreseeable absences. Call for a risk assessment review today
Who needs this course?
This qualification is for those undertaking the role of a first aider in the workplace. The QNUK Level 3 Award in First aid at Work (RQF) has been developed in conjunction with other AOs and supports employers to meet their requirements under the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. (NI 1982)
It is for those working in higher risk workplace or lower risk workplaces with larger numbers of staff and visitors.
The qualification is open to those over 14 years of age, however only those over 16 can act as a sole first aider within a workplace.
This qualification is typically delivered over 3 days.
£149 + VAT per person (open course) – Delivered from our Bristol or Chesterfield training centres
From £829 + VAT per group bookings up to 12 delegates
Wallet sized First Aid card
Recognised certificate valid for 3 years
Comprehensive full colour, glossy first aid at work manual
Renewal notification prior to course expiry date
Optional updates and newsletter
What does it cover?
This qualification has been developed to meet the first aid training requirements outlined by the H.S.E.
The course includes:
- First aid in the workplace
- Responsibilities of the first aider
- Primary survey
- Unconscious casualty management
- Wounds and Bleeding
- Heart attack
- Anaphylactic shock
- Head injuries
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What you need to know…
What is first aid at work?
People at work can suffer injuries or be taken ill. It doesn’t matter whether the injury or illness is caused by the work they do or not, it is important to give them immediate attention and call an ambulance in serious cases. You should make arrangements to ensure this happens. It can save lives and prevent minor injuries becoming major ones.
What are the penalties for not meeting first aid at work regulations?
Breaches of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 are dealt with proportionately. Enforcement action could include the issuing of a notice or prosecution if the circumstances warrant it.
How many first-aiders do I need?
The findings of your first-aid needs assessment will help you decide how many first-aiders are required. There are no hard and fast rules on exact numbers and you will need to take into account all the relevant circumstances of your particular workplace.
Your employer is expected to have:
completed a first-aid needs assessment;
ensured that there is either an appointed person to take charge of first-aid arrangements or, if necessary, there are appropriate numbers of suitably trained first-aiders;
ensured their are adequate facilities and a suitable stocked first-aid box;
provided you with information about the first-ad arrangements.
In the event of injury or sudden illness, failure to provide first aid could result in a casualty’s death. The employer should ensure that an employee who is injured or taken ill at work receives immediate attention.
HSE will prosecute in cases where there is a significant risk, a disregard for established standards or persistent poor compliance with the law.