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Which First Aid Course? Public, Emergency or First Aid at Work?

Which First Aid Course? Public, Emergency or First Aid at Work?

There are an increasing amount of First Aid Courses to choose from these days. We realise it might be difficult to immediately work out what’s what. So here’s a comparison table and summary of the main three courses; Public, Emergency and First Aid at Work.

If you’re still stuck please get in touch, we will happily explain the difference.

First Aid Course Comparison Table

Overview of Public, Emergency and First Aid at Work Courses

Public First Aid Course

This is a starter course lasting 4 hours. It is for anyone over the age of 16 wanting to learn the basics of first aid so they are in a position to help if a situation occurs. During the course you will learn how to deal with an emergency and common injuries such as breaks, burns, bleeding, and head injuries. You’ll also learn about seizures, choking, heart attacks, strokes, and how to treat someone who is unresponsive. As the name suggests a public first aid course is not work specific like the other two courses and does not come with an official qualification. It costs approximately £40 per person + VAT.

Emergency First Aid Course

This is a one day First Aid course aimed at organisations who have a need for officially qualified staff or members but are deemed ‘low-risk’, not very likely to have incidents. You will learn about the law relating to first aid. You’ll also learn how to deal with incidents and how to treat a variety of conditions including; artificial ventilation and CPR, recovery position, shock, seizures, heart attacks, choking, bleeding, breaks, burns, shock, choking, and epilepsy. It costs approximately £85 per person + VAT.

First Aid at Work Course

This is a three day First Aid course aimed at organisations who have a need for officially qualified staff or members but are deemed ‘high-risk’, more likely to have incidents. It is also appropriate for lead first aiders in any organisation. You’ll learn about all the areas covered in the Emergency First Aid course but have the time to go into greater depth. You’ll also learn about more serious and multiple injuries. It costs approximately £165 per person + VAT.

 

Hopefully you now have a good understanding of the different main First Aid Courses available. Please get in touch to book one of our courses or if you have any further questions?

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