First aid at work (Annual refresher)

About this course

Our half day First aid at work annual refresher Course aims to refresh the skills and knowledge of first aiders. These annual refresher courses are strongly recommended by the Health and Safety Executive.

This course is ideal for those acting as Emergency First Aiders or First aiders in the workplace, or anyone requiring a general refresher in first aid principles.

If you require an initial qualifying course please see our 3 Day First Aid at Work or our 1 day Emergency first aid at work courses.

Course content

• Aims of First Aid
• Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
• Incident management
• Initial assessment (Primary Survey)
• Dealing with an unconscious person
• Resuscitation (CPR)
• Management of bleeding

What do I need for this course?

When you come on the day, please bring one form of photographic ID, a packed lunch and a pen and paper.

Please also wear clothes that are comfortable, and that allow you to kneel and lie on the floor easily.


This course is assessed through ongoing trainer assessment and 3 practical skills tests.

There is no written test for this course.


On successful completion of this course you will be awarded you will be awarded an Level 2 Award in First Aid at Work Annual Refresher certificate, which is valid for 1 year.

You will be awarded both a wall and wallet certificate to display your achievements.

The HSE strongly recommends that these courses are undertaken each year to update skills and knowledge.