Basic Life Support (BLS)
About the course
Our half day Basic Life Support (BLS) course covers all the subjects required by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for this to serve as an annual refresher course for those holding FAW or EFAW certificates. This course also provides a grounding in basic lifesaving skills.
The course covers the following topics:
Scene safety and assessment
Assessing a casualty responsiveness
Treating a casualty who is not responsive but breathing (recovery position)
Treating a casualty who is not responsive and not breathing (Resuscitation)
To understand the safety precautions when using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
To understand when to use an AED
To be able to use an AED
Throughout the course students are assessed in various ways, including:
Multiple choice question paper
Three practical assessments
Our Basic Life Support course is 4 hours, excluding breaks, over half a day.
Courses usually assemble ready to begin at 9am and finish each day by 1.30pm with breaks throughout the day. Students must attend the whole course to be able to receive their certificate.
On successful completion of the course, students are awarded a Basic Life Support certificate which is valid for one year.
The cost of this course is £39.99 per person or £399.99 for a group of up to twelve in your workplace. In addition to the trainer and teaching materials, the course price includes:
- A full colour manual covering all of the topics from the course
- A training pack to take home and practice your new skills
- Light refreshments
- Certificate expiry reminder service
- Access to a range of online resources