BSS First Aid Appointed Persons

Course Description

Course Structure

The course is designed to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, Approved Code of Practice L74 which requires that where a First Aider is not legally required, an employer must still appoint a person to take charge of first aid provision, and this course provides that person with the necessary knowledge to do so. Where appropriate the severity of many accidents in the workplace can be reduced by the appointment of a qualified appointed person who is capable of taking charge if an injury or illness occurs.BSS aim is to ensure that they understand first aid rather than just learning by rote, because they are more likely to do what is required when it is required for real.

Target Audience

Any member of an organisation who has been appointed or is likely to take charge of First Aid equipment and need to act during an emergency, in the absence of a qualified First Aider.


By the end of the course the delegate will have covered how to:

  • Give emergency First Aid to an injured person until medical assistance arrives
  • Recognise and appropriately treat most emergency situations
  • Carry out the functions of an Appointed Person as specified within the First Aid Regulations.

Course Content

Delegates will work individually and in groups. As some aspects of the course involve floor work, it is advisable to wear appropriate clothing. Previous experience will also be taken into account.This course covers:

  • Taking charge and summoning help
  • Priorities in First Aid
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Epilepsy
  • Poisoning
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Suspected fracture
  • Record keeping;
  • Communication and delegation in an emergency

Comprehensive course notes are supplied to support this training

Candidate Registration

No specific educational qualifications are required for entry to the course. However, tutors are responsible for ensuring that the teaching method and materials are appropriate for the candidates.

Course Details

Duration: A 6 guided learning hour course, delivered over 1 full day.Timings: 9.00 – 12.30 and 1.00 – 4.30.
Course Numbers There is minimum number of 8 candidates and a maximum number of 12 candidates per course.
Venue: Courses can be run either at our training centre or at your own premises as required (assuming you have a suitable venue, to include flip chart, OHP and screen, VCR and monitor, plus refreshments).


Upon successful completion of the course successful candidates are awarded a First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for three years.


£225.00 plus VAT per person (assuming client provides a suitable venue and all refreshments). If the venue is in excess of a 30 mile radius of our head office a nominal mileage charge will be levied. A handbook is provided to support the course.

Course Details

Accredited By:

British Safety Services Accredited Courses


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