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First Aid at Work
Training Courses and Consultancy

We all need to feel safe at work and we also need to know that should an accident occur then there’s someone who has the skills and expertise to help us.

Whether you are a small business or a large one, you will need someone to be responsible for first-aid arrangements in the business. We can help.

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It’s your responsibility to ensure you provide adequate training and equipment.

The simplest, most cost effective way of meeting your obligations is to enlist the support of DBC Solutions Ltd. With us, you can be confident that our advice will always be legally compliant and practical.

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What are the First aid at work regulations?

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.

A first aid training needs analysis will identify the first aid requirements for your business including the number of trained staff who’ll take responsibility and the first aid equipment needed. It will determine the exact level of first aid cover and the level of training your business needs.

Why choose DBC Solutions?

At DBC Solutions we specialise in providing First Aid training in businesses, so you can be sure that you and your team have the confidence to act in the event of an emergency. Our First Aid Training at Work means that;

  1. Accredited training provides regulatory bodies, such as Environmental Health and the Health and Safety Executive, have confidence in the First Aid provision of your business.
  2. Highly trained, knowledgeable, and skilled staff sets standards to helps improve your company’s performance.
  3. Knowledge that your employees and others receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

Using DBC Solutions as your First Aid Training provider costs less than you think. Please call us and we’ll be happy to give you a quote. 

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Available First Aid Courses

What does the training involve?

Our First Aid training courses offer practical, hands-on approaches to First Aid, in a relaxed environment. Each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities such as role-play. Each activity is designed to coach and support learners and give them the the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

After completing a final assessment successful candidates receive an HSE approved certificate, which allows them to practice for three years. Learners can update their skills by taking an annual refresher.

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All courses include

  • Expert guidance
  • Hands on practice and interactive learning
  • A first aid course book relevant to your training
  • Scenario simulations
  • Certification of completion of course

I just want to let you know that the First Aid at work training was a very pleasant surprise. Dave was wonderful and provided the best ever training I have had in this particular area of 1st Aid. He was so engaging and got us rolling up our sleeves which meant that information has really sunk in.


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Our experienced and fully qualified trainers will deliver training on all areas of Health & Safety, First Aid and Fire Safety – for your peace of mind.

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Your Questions on First Aid

How many first aiders do I need?

It depends upon the size of your organisation but you’ll need a minimum of two first aiders. As a rule of thumb, if you operate at a higher hazard, you should have 1 first aider with a first aid at work certificate for every 50 people employed on site at all times. For lower hazard employers, it is 1 first aider for the first 25 people employed on site at all times, then 1 extra for every 100 people employed.

What happens if I fail to comply with guidelines?

A disregard for the safety of your staff, customers, visitors and contractors could result in substantial fines or even prosecution.

How long does a First Aid at Work certificate last for?

A first aid at work certificate lasts for three years. Once a certificate expires the employer may not be providing the necessary first aid provision that their risk assessment identifies.

Although a certificate is valid for three years, the HSE strongly recommends that first aiders complete an annual refresher of their first aid skills.

Can you fail a First Aid at Work course?

There is no set pass mark for the courses but if you are unable to prove that you have sufficient knowledge and are not competent to manage a variety of first aid emergency situations, you will not be allowed to complete the course or be awarded a certificate.

Where are your training venues?

We use The Training rooms, a large, modern space in Lydney town centre (GL15 5HJ).

What is a Cardiac Arrest?

A cardiac arrest is medical term where the heart stops circulating blood and the person then stops breathing. It can be caused by many different illnesses and trauma, including a heart attack.

What’s the Difference: Emergency First Aid at Work vs. First Aid at Work Courses

The difference between Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) courses and First Aid at Work (FAW) courses, helping you make an informed decision that suits your organisation’s needs and legal requirements. Learn More