First Aid (Short Course)

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Why Study First Aid?

In the event of an accident or emergency, it is often what takes place within those crucial first minutes that makes all the difference.  This is where the knowledge, skills and confidence of an appointed first aider can literally make the difference between life and death.  By their very nature, accidents and emergencies in the workplace are often impossible to predict or prevent.  At any time and for any number of reasons, an unexpected occurrence could result in a wide variety of severe or life threatening injuries.  From cuts to bone fractures to electric shocks to breathing problems, the first aider must know how to respond to every possible eventuality. Until the emergency services arrive, it is the responsibility of the first aider to do everything possible to help and support the casualty.

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss what it means to contribute towards a safe and healthy work environment
  • Understand what’s involved in appointing first aid personnel at work
  • Provide a brief overview of the basics every first aid kit must contain

All free online certificate courses at Oxford Home Study Centre are 100% free of charge from start to finish.  There is no enrolment fee, all study aids are provided via our online learning platform and all of our courses are self-paced for total flexibility.

Our exclusive free courses provide the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge, develop new skills and explore new professions.  Upon completion of your free online certificate course, you will have the option of claiming one of three different types of certificates for a small fee:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from Oxford Home Study Centre
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

Each of these certificates could prove helpful in supporting future job applications, or helping you climb the career ladder with your current employer. All certificates are 100% optional upon successful completion of your course - available to purchase with your preferred postage option.

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This First Aid Free Course covers the following key topics:

  • What is a safe and healthy work environment?
  • What is first aid at work?
  • What is the definition of appointive authority?
  • What is a first-aider?
  • The Right Equipment
  • The Right Container
  • What kind of first-aid supplies should be available?
  • What should a workplace first-aid kit contain?
  • First aid needs assessment
  • Fire Safety at Work
  • Preventing Injuries in the Workplace



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Course Level Short Course
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 20 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing