Health & Safety Department

First Aid training

Details on first aid training courses both for staff and commercially as well as the training facilities used and the Law governing first aid in the workplace.

In the workplace, in order to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, employers must ensure that there is adequate first aid cover in all work areas.

First Aid Trainer

John Nimmo

John Nimmo our First Aid trainer joined the Department in 2006. He undertakes all the first aid training in-house.

In 2012 John won the St Andrew's First Aid Inaugural Scottish First Aid Award for the Public/Non-profit Sector. The Scottish First Aid Awards have been created to champion First Aid in Scotland and recognise those individuals and businesses that are leading the way in its provision.

John is available for advice and guidance on any first aid issue.



First aid requirements

Requirements under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Commercial First Aid courses

Our First Aid training is available on a commercial basis to those out with the University.

Training Facilities

Most courses are run in the Health and Safety Training and Audit Unit's excellent training facilities in Charles Stewart House on Chambers Street.

First Aid at Work

A 3 day course which provides detailed training in theoretical and practical aspects of First Aid at work.

First Aid at Work Requalification

A 2 day course to update the First Aid at Work certificate when their certificate expires after three years.

First Aid at Work Annual Refresher

This 3 and half hour course is aimed at staff who wish to refresh their skills and knowledge having previously attained the First Aid at Work qualification but not due for Requalification training within the next six months.

Emergency First Aid at Work

This one day course is aimed at staff who wish to attain a basic knowledge of first aid and become competent at Emergency First Aid at Work.

Additional Training

The Training and Audit Unit is also able to tailor courses to your particular work area, for example, Paediatric First Aid training for the University Nursery Staff.

Please get in touch if you require specific training not detailed here.

Mr John Nimmo

Health and Safety (First Aid) Trainer

  • Training and Audit Unit