Health & Safety Department

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.

A maximum of 8 participants will be accepted on each course to allow maximum practice.

Course details

The course will cover the following:

  • aim of first aid and first aid kit
  • priorities of treatment
  • unconscious patient
  • primary survey 
  • recovery position
  • respiratory system
  • chocking and epilepsy
  • CPR
  • circulatory system
  • wounds and bleeding
  • shock
  • practical including - treatment of wounds, shock, fainting and minor burn

On completion of the course, each participant will be issued with a certificate of attendance. There will be no formal assessment.


This course lasts 7 hours.


Bookable via People and Money for University staff.

There is no charge to University of Edinburgh staff members to attend the course, however there is a £50.00 non attendance/late cancellation charge (at least 10 days notice must be given for cancellation).