First Aid at Work

CPRMarlin's three day First Aid at Work Course is designed specifically to meet the new requirements of the HSE for First  Aid at Work training. This new qualification is designed as a comprehensive first aid course for staff in many different types of company, however although it meets national standards we still teach this in our own unique way!

We tell you why you do things!

We believe that it is important to understand why you are doing things since if you understand why you will remember what to do! Our students often tell us that this is one of the best things about our course!

High Quality Learning

We believe in exceeding your expectations. Our instructors are all University trained professional adult teachers- not just first aid instructors trained in a weekend (it's possible!). We only employ highly experienced first aid trainers, the majority of whom are additionally trained to Emergency Medical Technician level.

Our latest multi-media presentation has been created in Apple's Keynote presentation software. We believe that this far exceeds the abilities of Powerpoint and has enabled us to create an visually exciting presentation that integrates video, animations and even music to make learning fun. There's no 'death by Powerpoint' on our courses!

Plenty of Resources

During our courses we have a mannikin to student ration of 1 per 2 students so you get plenty of practice. We also give our course participants access to a huge range of equipment that may be relevant to their needs

Comprehensive Full Colour Course Manual

Every participant is provided with a comprehensive, full colour, 90 page First Aid at Work manual, which means that you can sit back and learn the important skills rather than writing notes! The manual also provides an excellent resource after the course since it covers everything you were taught. We digitally print manuals in small batches to ensure that they are always up to date. When the NHS and the Stroke Association recently changed the 'T' in the FAST test from Test to Time, our manuals were up to date a day later. Most other books will not be updated until their next major reprint!

Medically Correct Information

Our course follows the latest medical advice and advice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). We also have a medical advisor with whom we consult to ensure that our courses provide you with accurate information.

Common problems include advice on plasters and medications. Students often tell us that they have been advised them not to use plasters on children. This is just an urban myth. The HSE have issued clear guidance on this issue.

Be assured that by attending one of our courses you will learn the most up to date information at all times.

Requirements for FAW

The requirements for FAW have changed. If you work in a low hazard or office type environment you no longer need this course - no matter how many employees you have. Instead send your staff on the one day EFAW course. However if your staff work in 'high hazard' environments, e.g. forestry, farming, foundries, high hazard factory they EFAW is not suitable and you should undertake this training.

Student Comments

Here is what our students think of our courses!

“I liked the practice and scenarios.”

“A well run course, very user friendly.”

“Excellent tutor.”

“Very well structured course.” 

“The best first aid course I have done.”

“A very worthwhile course – well taught and well structured.”

Time (hours): 
Suitable for: 

Staff who work in 'high hazard' environments, e.g. forestry, farming, foundries, high hazard factories.


This course meets the latest (Oct 2013) requirements for FAW training and is also approved and by the First Aid Industry Body



Course Contents: 

 The role of the first aider, equipment, recording incidents and actions

  • The importance of basic hygiene

  • Act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency

  • Treating unconscious patients 

  • CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)

  • Treating patients who are wounded or bleeding and/or in shock

  • Choking

  • Treating minor injuries

  • Treating major injuries

  • Treating illness (stroke, heart attack, epilepsy, diabetes, etc)

  • Accident reporting and RIDDOR

  • Other appropriate subjects for the group