General Public First Aid

£70           REQUEST A COURSE

Course attendees
The General Public First Aid course is available to those under 16 too, please indicate anyone under 16 in the names section of the booking page, so that an appropriate certificate can be issued!

Course price & booking
The standard First Aid at Work course costs £70. However, we may offer a BULK BOOKING DISCOUNT. You can get additional discount for booking any course at your own location (a minimum of 4 attendees is required). Discounts do depend on your exact location. Please enquire for details.

Course content
The General Public first aid training content is exactly the same as on our Emergency First Aid at work (EFAW) course - As this gives any attendee the most important information that can be taught in one day! These are therefore joint courses with combined booking & payment procedures.

This course covers Life Threatening issues (Primary care) & First Aid treatment (Secondary care). You never know when your first aid skill will actually be needed, so not only will you learn adult CPR, but you will also learn, and practice with child and infant manikins too.
More information on the course subjects are shown at the bottom of this page.

General public candidates will also receive a Emergency First Aid at Work certificate, showing compliance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The certificate is valid for three years. Assessment for this certificate is by continuous observation during discussions & practical training. If you require a different certificate (or are under 16) please indicate this on the booking form - thank you!

The subjects covered on the course as as follows:
Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency, & give first aid in an appropriate & responsible manner;
Understanding the rules when a casualty does not want help or resuscitation;
The importance & ways to prevent cross infection;

Administer first aid to a casualty who is:
Understanding fainting;
Recognising the difference between a heart attack & a sudden cardiac arrest;
Give effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to adults, children & infants;
Automatic External Defibrillation training;

Give first aid to a casualty who is badly bleeding;
Give first aid to a casualty who has a spine or neck injury;
Give first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
Assist a casualty who is suffering a seizure;
Assist a casualty who has suffered a stroke;
Give first aid to a casualty who is choking;

Make an illness assessment of a person;
Give first aid for minor injuries (cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds), use appropriate bandaging techniques;
Additional training if time permits or a subject is of particular interest.