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First Aid at Work: Initial Steps – Online Learning

This online course is designed to help save lives by providing learners with the knowledge required to act quickly and effectively when a medical emergency occurs. With this e-learning course:

  • Carry out a primary survey that considers; danger, response, airway, breathing and circulation
  • Carry out a secondary survey that considers; gathering background information and checking for signs and symptoms
  • Phoning 999 – questions and actions

Course Introduction

This ‘First Aid at Work: Initial Steps’ online learning course aims to provide learners with the knowledge required to act quickly, calmly, confidently, and potentially save a life if a medical emergency occurs.

It will take them through the key initial steps required for any medical emergency so that if a colleague or visitor is injured or becomes seriously ill in your workplace they know what to do.

Course Content

Module 1 – Introduction
  • Explain the three initial steps for a medical emergency
  • Review a posed scenario to set the scene and test knowledge
  • Establish the importance of knowing what to do when you are the first person on the scene
  • An overview of the main course content for reference
Module 2 – Carrying Out a Primary Survey
  • Carrying out a primary survey using the DR ABC acronym
  • Explain the order of checks
  • An in-depth review of each check…
    • Check 1 – Danger
    • Check 2 – Response
    • Check 3 – Airway
    • Check 4 – Breathing
    • Check 5 – Circulation
Module 3 – Carrying Out a Secondary Survey
  • Ensuring a methodical check to find out more information
  • Gathering background information about the incident and casualty
  • Checking for signs and symptoms
  • Identifying changes and differences
Module 4 – Phoning 999
  • Establishing when 999 should be called
  • Reviewing what happens when you call 999
  • Knowing what questions will be asked
  • Following instructions while waiting for help
Module 5 – Recap
  • A full review of the key points covered
Module 6 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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All content is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure technical accuracy, best practice and legal compliance for your learners. Updates are all automatically made to content.


Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.


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