First Aid Appointed Person

First Aid Appointed Person course




Where an employer’s assessment of First Aid needs identifies that a First Aider or Emergency First Aider is not necessary, the minimum requirement on an employer is to appoint a person to take charge of the First Aid arrangements, including looking after equipment and facilities, and calling the emergency services when required. They can also provide emergency cover, within their role and competence, where a first-aider is absent due to unforeseen circumstances (annual leave does not count).

An appointed person is someone who is nominated to take charge of first aid arrangements, such as looking after the first aid kit and calling an ambulance in an emergency. A first aider is someone who is qualified to give first aid treatment in the event of an injury or illness. To fulfil their role, appointed persons do not need first-aid training. However, emergency first-aid training courses are available. Appointed persons are not first-aiders and should not attempt to give first aid for which they have not been trained.

This course is suitable for low risk environments where the risk assessment shows that there is no requirement for an Emergency First Aid or First Aid at Work trained first aider to be present in the workplace. However, even if a First Aider is not legally required, an employer must still appoint a person to take charge of first aid provision.

If any of your staff members have asthma, allergies, diabetes or a heart condition which have been documented in your risk assessment, the HSE recommendation is that you should consider your staff to undertake the 3 days First Aid at Work (FAW) course because these conditions are not covered in the First Aid appointed person or Emergency First Aid (EFAW) at work course.




 2 hours of theoretical training with no practical training.


Course content


    • Aims of First Aid
    • Definition of First Aid

    • Health & Safety regulations and legislation

    • RIDDOR 2013

    • Roles and responsibilities

    • Risk assessment of First Aid needs

    • Equipment and facilities

    • Accident/Incident Reporting
    • Contacting the emergency services

    • Prioritising treatment

    • Communicating with the casualty

    • Action in an emergency

    • Factors involved in an emergency

    • Assessing the scene for dangers

    • Safety approach





    Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.





    Assessment is ongoing by the instructor.





    A HSE compliant certificate of course attendance from MEDISAFE TRAINING lasting three years will be emailed within 48 hours to the lead person subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. 


    Important Information


    Please note that delegates must be at least 18 years of age and be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.


    Delegates should have good English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete the assessments.


    Please also note that  ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.


    • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
    • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
    • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.

    Medisafe Training Appointed Person course