Did you know that an estimated 629,000 workers in Britain had an accident at work in 2013/14?

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!

Our Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 course is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations. What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes. There are many factors to consider when trying to establish how many first aiders are needed in your setting.

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Click here for more information about First Aid provision in the workplace. We also have a First Aid Requirements Calculator online tool that allows you to simply and accurately calculate how many first aiders you need and the level of training they require. Please click on the image to the right.

All learners will have the First Aid skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.

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Duration of this course

A minimum of 6 contact hours in the classroom consisting of practical and theoretical activities.

What subject areas are covered in this course

The roles and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty
Recovery Position
Wounds and bleeding
Minor injuries
Cuts, grazes and bruises
Minor burns and scalds
Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)



Assessment is ongoing by our First Aid instructor and upon successful completion of this course attendees will receive an accredited nationally recognised Ofqual regulated certificate valid for 3 years. In addition, the Health & Safety Executive strongly recommend that all attendees undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours. Please click here for more information about our first aid annual update.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course with one of our trainers.

Age Limit

You must be a minimum of 14 years of age upon start of this qualification.

A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.

The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

Course cost is only £50 + VAT per person

(includes certification and an Emergency First Aid at Work handbook to keep)

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Booking a course or places on our public courses

We can arrange to deliver our Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 courses in your workplace to groups. Courses delivered in your workplace can be delivered during business hours or on evenings and weekends to suit your needs. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach in meeting our client’s needs. Should you be interested in discussing your requirements in more detail please contact us.

Alternatively we have regular Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 public courses coming up taking place at our training venues in Bradford, Bingley, Keighley and Halifax. All our Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 public courses are open to anybody wishing to book a place or places for a group. To view all our Emergency First Aid at Work public courses coming up click on the ‘Book Online’ button below and you will be taken to our Emergency First Aid at Work public course page. On this page you will be able to book your place(s) and a secure payment can be made to confirm your booking. If you prefer to use a different payment method contact us on (01535) 445002 or email us on info@gemcompliancetraining.co.uk

Book online

If you have any questions or our public course dates are not convenient please contact us to see if we can offer you an alternative solution.

First Aid at Work Annual Update

It is also recommended that First Aiders undertake annual refresher training after achieving this Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 qualification to practise their skills and update their knowledge on the latest first aid procedures. For more information about this course follow this link First Aid at Work Annual Update