Continue practicing as a first aider after completing this refresher course.
This specialised 2-day First Aid at Work Refresher course allows you to renew your First Aid at Work qualification in 2 days.
So, if your 3-day First Aid at Work qualification is close to expiry (or, has expired less than a month before), you can save time and money on requalification.
During the course, you’ll refresh and update your first aid skills by re-covering topics and techniques such as CPR, bandaging and treatment of major illness & injury.
Take a look at our open course dates above. Or, find out about the course, below.
Note: A candidate must possess a valid 3-day First Aid at Work certificate to enrol on this course.
First Aid at Work Refresher Content
Over two days, you’ll refresh your understanding of topics and techniques from the First Aid at Work course.
The full course content is as follows:
UNIT 1 – Emergency First Aid at Work
- Roles and Responsibilities of a First Aider
- Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
- Minimising the risk of infection to yourself and others
- Consent: When, how and why you need it.
- Assessing an Incident
- Conducting a scene survey
- Conducting a primary survey (DR ABCD)
- Asking for Assistance
- Unresponsive Casualties
- Knowing when to conduct Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Practicing the CPR technique
- Knowing when to place a casualty into the Recovery Position
- Practicing the Recovery Position technique
- Treating seizures
- Identifying signs of severe and mild choking
- Practicing the abdominal thrust technique
- External Bleeding
- Identifying the severity of the external bleeding
- Practicing bandaging technique
- Identifying the symptoms of shock
- Treating a casualty who is experiencing shock
- Minor Injuries
- Treating casualties with small cuts, bruises, splinters, etc
- Applying first aid to minor burns and scalds
UNIT 2 – Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury
- Secondary Survey
- Collecting information about a casualty
- Conducting a head to toe survey
- Injuries to Bones, muscles and joints
- Signs of fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
- Treating fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
- Tying a support sling and an elevated sling
- Head and spinal injuries
- Signs of head and spinal injuries
- First aid for head injuries
- Practicing first aid for spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Signs of a suspected flail chest or penetrating chest injury
- Treating a flail chest or penetrating chest injury
- Burns and scalds
- Factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
- Treating burns from dry heat
- Treating burns from wet heat
- Treating burns from electricity
- Treating burns from chemicals
- Eye injuries
- Treating eye injuries involving dust, chemicals and embedded objects.
- How poison enters the body
- Treating a casualty for sudden poisoning
- Finding sources of information for treating sudden poisoning
- Causes of anaphylaxis
- Symptoms of anaphylaxis
- Treating anaphylactic shock
- Major Illnesses
- Recognise and treat a suspected heart attack, stroke, epileptic seizure, asthma attack and diabetic emergency.
Assessment and Certification
You’ll go over numerous practical activities during your 2-day requalification course (CPR, the Recovery Position, etc). Whilst you complete each task, your tutor will assess your capability to make sure that you are performing each technique correctly.
In addition, you’ll sit a multiple-choice question paper.
You must pass both the practical assessment and the question paper to retain your certificate.
After passing, your certificate will once again be valid for 3 years. When your 3 years is up, you’ll need to, once again, retake this 2-day First Aid at Work Refresher course if wish to continue practicing.
Highfield Qualifications accredits our First Aid at Work course which, in turn, is regulated by OFQUAL and CCEA.
Who needs the First Aid at Work Refresher training course?
The refresher course is open to anyone with a valid 3-day First Aid at Work certificate close to expiry.
In addition, you have a 1-month period after expiration, during which, you can still take a refresher course. However, you will not be qualified to provide first aid.
First Aid at Work Refresher for Schools
Got a large group of staff whose certificates are coming up to expiration? Save time and hassle by booking us to deliver a First Aid at Work Refresher course at your school.
You’ll get the flexibility to choose times and dates that suit you including evenings and school training days.
Additional first aid courses for schools include: