The role of a first aider

First aid is the help given to someone who is injured or ill, to keep them safe until they can get more advanced medical treatment by seeing a doctor, health professional or go to hospital.

The role of a first aider is to give someone this help, while making sure that they and anyone else involved are safe and that they don’t make the situation worse.

A first aider is someone who has undergone an HSE-approved training course and holds a current first aid certificate. The HSE provides lists of training organisations. The HSE is considering removing the requirement for the training to be HSE-approved.

  • Administer immediate effective first aid to a casualty in order to save life
  • Recognising and treating the cause will assist with preventing the condition from worsening
  • Administer ongoing treatment and offer constant support until the arrival of qualified medical assistance

Accredited First Aid Courses by the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

  • Delegates are assessed throughout the course by demonstrating practical first aid skills and theoretically via the assessment pack.
  • All successful delegates will be issued with a Child Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years.