One Day First Aid Course

Who Should Attend

Participation in a Basic First Aid Course is in everyone’s best interest either in the workplace or in the home.


The objective of the 1 Day Basic First Aid Course is to provide people with:

  • An understanding of the principles of first response.
  • The necessary skills to deal with emergencies.
  • Essential life saving skills.

Course Content

The Course provides knowledge in the following areas:

  • Responsibilities of a first aider, assessment and initial reaction
  • Diagnosis and principles of treatment
  • Head Injuries
  • Patient Approach
  • Examination of Casualty
  • Poisoning
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Asphyxia and its causes
  • Recovery Position
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Blood and the circulation
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Control of bleeding
  • Dressings and bandages - application, including improvisation
  • Fractures - causes, types, signs and symptoms
  • Sprains, strains and dislocation
  • Crush injuries
  • Dressing and bandaging fractures
  • Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes - definition, causes, treatment
  • Emergency First Aid Kits – contents

Methods of Training

Training is provided through Power Point Presentation, open class discussions, and through practical work.