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First Aid At Work Annual Refresher


Although it is not mandatory, it is good practice and strongly recommended by the Health and Safety Executive that first-aiders keep their basic skills up to date and keep abreast of changes to first aid procedures by undertaking a First Aid At Work Annual Refresher course. This is a half day programme which can be attended each year during any three-year EFAW/FAW certification period.


It is important to note that attending the First Aid At Work Annual Refresher course does not renew or extend the valid-to date of your First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.

Course Content:

  • Legislation and protocol changes.
  • Assessing the casualty and situation.
  • The unconscious casualty.
  • Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation.
  • The recovery position.
  • Choking and Asthma.
  • Control of bleeding

Course Duration:

3 hours (half day) duration

Instructor / Learner Ratio:

min: 1:6 max: 1:12

Awarding Body / Certification:

Cognet Occupational Safety and Health Limited

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Learners are assessed by the trainer using continual assessment throughout the course.

Course Requirements / Notes:

The First Aid At Work Annual Refresher course is aimed at first aiders who have a current, valid First Aid At Work or Emergency First Aid At Work certificate.

Delegates are required to take active participation in practical elements of the course to show competency in order to achieve certification. Delegates should dress appropriately for carrying out floor-based tasks such as CPR.

Course Delivery and Lead Times:

Cognet are specialists in delivering on-site training throughout England and Wales.

As a general rule-of-thumb we would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will always try our utmost to meet your more pressing requirements.

We also run public courses for a range of our courses predominantly at venues in the West Midlands. Our current schedule of courses can be seem on our Public Courses page. If you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to help you directly or by putting you in touch with another company who can.


Further Information

Ofqual Regulated:

Suggested Progression: