First Aid Courses

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Progressive Safety Solutions currently offer both the 3 day First Aid at Work and the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work qualifications.  As with our other qualifications, these can be offered on either an open or in-house basis.  Our First Aid courses are accredited by Emergency First Response.  Please see our open course calendar or call now to enquire about in-house training.

Not sure which training you require?  Take a look at the information below for further details.

What is an appointed person?

When an employers first-aid needs assessment indicates that a first-aider is unnecessary, the minimum requirement is to appoint a person to take charge of first-aid arrangements. The roles of this appointed person includes looking after the first-aid equipment, facilities and calling the emergency services when required. They can also provide emergency cover, within their role and competence, where a first-aider is absent due to unforeseen circumstances (annual leave does not count).

Do appointed persons need to undertake first-aid training?

To fulfil their role, appointed persons do not need first-aid training. However, emergency first-aid training courses are available.


Where the risk assessment dictates that injuries may be sustained then first aid at work training is advised.

How many first-aiders do I need?

The findings of your first-aid needs assessment will help you decide how many first-aiders are required. There are no hard and fast rules on exact numbers and you will need to take into account all of the relevant circumstances of your particular workplace. See the First aid at work assessment tool within the HSE website.

Can legal action be taken against first-aiders?

It is very unlikely that any action would be taken against a first-aider using the first-aid training they have received. The HSE cannot give any specific advice on this issue as it does not fall within HSE’s statutory powers.  It is recommended that you seek legal advice, or advice from your employers insurance brokers on whether their policies cover first-aiders liability.

For further information regarding either of the First Aid training courses listed above please contact us on
01384 410825 or email us at