First Aid at Work (3 Day) (REHIS)

The aim of this course is to support learners in becoming first aiders in the workplace. In line with HSE guidance, the qualification supports/approves work place first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • Understand the role of the first-aider, including reference to: the importance of preventing cross infection, the need for recording incidents and actions, use of available equipment.
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure).
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with: 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, and provide appropriate first aid, including: heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes.

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Successful candidates will be awarded with a REHIS (Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland)


This is a 3-day course, delivered from 9am to 5pm each day


Borders College Hawick or Galashiels campus, or can be delivered on your premises - please contact the Department of Enterprise and Business Innovation for further information

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