Safety In The Workplace: First Aid at Work Training Courses


Lightning Training Solutions offer a wide range of Workplace First Aid Courses from basic first aid principles to CPR, defibrillation, burns and fractures.

All our courses are designed to the highest standards, and run by experienced trainers who provide clear and comprehensive instructions, ensuring you have the skills and knowledge you need to deliver First Aid in the Workplace, or in an emergency.


First Aid At Work (FAW)

The importance of having qualified employees who can administer First Aid in the Workplace is well-recognised by employers.

After attending our course, first aiders will be able to provide basic care and support to injured individuals before professional help arrives. This could potentially reduce the severity of workplace accidents.

What You'll Learn

  • How to administer first aid to a casualty
  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)


  • Three days (18 Hours) *6 Hours per day

Learning Method:

  • Both practical and blended learning

Course Completion:

  • Certificate validity - 3 years

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

From basic life support through to the management of a variety of medical conditions and injuries. Participants will gain the skills and understanding needed to assess and manage casualties in a safe and effective manner.

If your workplace is considered low-risk, your employees may need the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification.

This one-day course provides the perfect opportunity to gain the necessary training. It equips individuals with the basics of life-saving first aid, as well as an understanding of workplace health and safety regulations.

What you'll learn:

  • Roles & Responsibilities of the First Aider (including health & safety regulations)
  • Assessing an Emergency Situation & Prioritising Action
  • CPR
  • How to find and use an AED
  • Unresponsive Casualty (Breathing)
  • Defibrillator
  • Choking adult
  • Seizures
  • Infection Prevention
  • Severe Bleeding
  • Shock and Internal Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Minor Injuries


  • 1 Day (6 Hours)

Learning Method:

  • Practical only

Course Completion:

  • Certificate validity - 3 years

First Aid At Work + Forestry Elements (EFAW + F)

Our Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry Course (EFAW+F for short) is designed for those who want to become an emergency first aider in low risk environments on Forestry England (formerly known as the Forestry Commission) land.

For those involved in high risk activities such as tree surgery or civil engineering, a 3-day version of the course is available.

What you'll learn:

  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of a Forestry First Aider
  • Being able to assess an incident in a Forestry Environment
  • Identifying the signs, symptoms, and history of a casualty in a Forestry Environment
  • Learn how to assess situations and respond promptly, efficiently, and safely
  • How to prevent cross-infection
  • How to administer first aid for a range of injuries, including:
    • Checking an injured person's airway
    • Breathing and circulation
    • Secondary survey procedures that assess overall wellbeing
  • Incident reporting requirements
  • Correct usage of automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Legal considerations when dealing with incidents
  • Casualty movement methods
  • Dealing with fractures, burns and scalds
  • Gain knowledge about epilepsy, diabetes and asthma
  • Managing major bleeds and chest injuries


  • 1, 2 and 3 Day Options (8 Hours)

Learning Method:

  • Practical

Course Completion:

  • Certificate validity - 3 years

Lightning Training Solutions First Aid Course Prices 2024


Course Duration Per Course Per Person (PP)
Health & Safety First Aid at Work 3 Days £1,800 *£180
Health & Safety Emergency First Aid at Work 1 Day £700 *£70
First Aid at Work Re-Qualification Course 2 Days £1,200 *£120
Annual Refresher First Aid at Work Course 1/2 Day £300 *£30


Course Duration Per Course Per Person (PP) +Forestry Element
Outdoor First Aid 2 Days £1,200 *£100 n/a
Emergency Outdoor First Aid 1 Day £840 *£70 n/a
Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry Elements 1 Day £700 *£70 +£20pp
First Aid at Work + Forestry Elements 3 Days £1,800 *£180 +£30pp
Forest School First Aid 2 Days £1,050 *£90 n/a
Basic Sports First Aid 1 Day £700 *£70 n/a



Please note:

* Book a full course (12 places) and get 2 places FREE! (prices listed 'per person' reflect discount)

There is a maximum of 12 people for each First Aid course, however, we are always happy to accommodate any number of people your business may need to train and prices for fewer numbers of people can be negotiated. Please contact us for details.

All prices are subject to VAT.

Terms and Conditions apply.


1. What Is The Legal Requirement For First Aid At Work?

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide the necessary equipment, facilities, and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they become injured or ill at work. This includes ensuring that the right equipment, qualified people, and appropriate facilities are available.

2. How Is First Aid Used In The Workplace?

First Aid in the Workplace is emergency treatment that is given to employees or visitors who suffer an injury. This can range from simple tasks, such as applying a bandage, to more serious medical attention. It is typically administered by colleagues but can also be provided by healthcare professionals. Providing first aid can help people in need receive appropriate treatment quickly and aid in the healing process.

3. How Many Employees In A Business Require A First Aider?

Historically, the number of first aid personnel required depends on the number of employees: Fewer than 25; One Appointed person, between 25 to 50 requires one EFAW (Emergency First Aid at Work) trained first aider and for businesses with over 50 employees, 1 FAW (First Aid at Work) trained first aider per 100 people. This is, in reality, dictated by the role and function of the company and outcome of a First aid Risk assessment.

4. What is an Emergency First Aid At Work Qualification?

This qualification is designed for learners who want to become Emergency First-aiders in the Workplace. It meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders, as outlined in the first-aid needs assessment of the business. Staff should be equipped to handle this level of first-aid.

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