First Aid

Course Introduction

Health & Safety at Work is a big subject in all industries. First Aid coverage in the workplace is a legal requirement. Sigma offers all types of main first aider HSE‐appr oved courses; for a full list please call us.

As of the 31st December 2016 there is a requirement that all workplace first aiders are to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), with AED’s being made available within many workplaces and public spaces it is good practice for EF AW & FAW first aiders to be trained how to use them. Also to be included within these two popular courses will be a module on Paediatrics.

Popular Courses

First Aid at Work – FAW (3 Days)

This is a F.A.A. approved 3 day course that complies with the F.A.A. (First Aid Regulations of 1981).

Delegates will receive the nationally recognised First Aid at Work Certificate issued by NUCO, valid for three years. This certificate would enable the holder to act as a First Aider in the workplace.

Emergency First Aid at Work – EFAW (1 Day) – This course can also count 7 hours towards your Driver CPC


This course is for those who wish to gain knowledge of emergency procedures and attain a recognised qualification in First Aid. On completion, delegates will be able to demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills needed with threatening emergencies in the workplace. Candidates will receive a certificate recognised by the F.A.A. – valid for a period of three years.

First Aid for Motorcyclists – (1 Day)

The motorcyclist may well be the first on the scene in a lonely location and is often faced with daunting decisions not typically covered on a work based first aid course, especially if the casualty is another biker.


Refresher First Aid Courses

Sigma Studies also offers refresher First Aid Certificates from 1 to 12 candidates.

Course Duration:

Further guidance can be found making adequate and appropriate provision for first aid by clicking on the link below

To comply with the First Aid Regulations we have set up the courses below:

  • Emergency Aid (Appointed Person)
    This 1-day course enables a person to become the appointed person within their company.
  • First Aid at Work
    This 3-day course will enable a person to become a certificated first aider.

First Aid

Health & Safety at Work is a big subject at present in all industries and the table below details the needs for first aiders within a company:

Category of Risk Numbers employed at any location Suggested number of First Aid personnel
Lower Fewer than 25 At least 1 Appointed Person**
e.g. Shops, offices and libraries 25 – 50 At least 1 Emergency First Aider (1-day EFAW)
More than 50 1 First Aider (FAW) At least one per100 employees or part thereof
Higher Fewer than 5 At least 1 Appointed Person**
e.g. Light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, construction, chemical manufacture, work involving special hazards* such as hydrofluoric acid or confined spaces. Fewer than 25 At least 1 Appointed Person**
 More than 50 1 First Aider (FAW) At least one for every 50 employees or part thereof
Ensure any injuries and illness that might occur can be dealt with by the First Aid personnel you provide

**Where First Aiders are shown to be unnecessary, there is still a possibility of an accident or sudden illness, so you should consider providing qualified First Aiders.

**Additional training may be needed for First Aiders to deal with injuries resulting from special hazards.

**The type of injuries that might arise in working with those hazards identified will influence whether the First Aider should be trained in FAW or EFAW.

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