First aid at work

  • The First aid at work training course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders to become a confident first aider at work, providing both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.

    Who is it for?

    Anyone who is nominated to become a first aider at work. 

    The number of first aiders at Brookes are worked out from an assessment of needs in consultation with Faculties and Directorates and Occupational Health

    The format of the course:

    3 days.  There will also be a written assessment at the end of the course.

    Course content:

    The First aid at work course covers the content specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. It has three days of practical sessions and an examination on the final day. 

    On successful completion of this course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years.  You will need to attend regular three hour annual update training and at the end of the three year period, a two day refresher course.  

    All first aid courses are run in-house and scheduled at the start of each academic year by Occupational Health in consultation with OCSLD and the first aid trainer.  Please contact Occupational Health x 5772 or  if you have any queries relating to first aid courses

    Cancellation fee:

    This course is paid for by HR.  However if you are unable to attend a course we require a minimum of 5 working days' notice of non-attendance, otherwise a cancellation charge will be made covering the full course fees.