How many First Aiders does my workplace need?

Guidance on the numbers of First Aiders needed in your workplace can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website.

Are the courses suitable for beginners?

Yes, all courses are suitable for beginners, and for those whom would prefer one to one tuition we also offer this.

I can not release my staff for 3 days, can course be split over a longer period?

Yes, Platinum Medical will always try to arrange training around your companies needs.

I have a First Aid at Work certificate but it is not from Platinum Medical, can I still come on the Refresher course?

Yes, as long as you have a valid First Aid at Work certificate you can book on the Refresher First Aid at Work (2-day) course.

I manage a nursery. What type of First Aid training do my staff need?

Nurseries, creches, childminders and similar which come under the remit of OFSTED Early Years are usually required to have some staff trained on the two day Paediatric first aid course.

Who is suitable according to the HSE to administer First Aid?

To be a First Aider in the workplace a person must attend and pass a First Aid at Work (3-day) or Emergency First Aid (1-day) course which has been approved by the HSE

What is the Emergency First Aid at Work 1-day training course cover?

This HSE recognised Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course covers all the requirements laid down by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) under the Health and Safety (HSE First Aid) Regulations 1981. The course is designed to equip students with the first aid knowledge and aid skills to render first aid in a workplace emergency.  The full course content can be found on our Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) page.

Are there any special First Aid training courses for secondary schools available?

We provide a First Aid for Schools adaption of the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course.  This covers all the vital First Aid skills needed in order to comply with HSE First Aid at Work requirements but also concentrates on the important issues facing school staff dealing with pupils