First Aid for Construction

Specialist workplaces courses for those who work in the construction industry.

Working on a construction or with equipment for construction can be high risk. Although managing risk through training and assessment is crucial, ensuring staff on site have the skills needed to deal with any First Aid emergency is a necessary legal requirement. Surrey First Aid Training offers a 18-hour First Aid at Work course which meets the requirements set by the Health & Safety Executive and the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981. Delegates will learn comprehensive First Aid on this course tailored specifically to those who work in construction, using problem solving and possible medical scenarios that could occurs in a construction environment.

This course can be delivered as 18 hours training at time to suit your staff or alternatively a blended learning course with 12 hours with our trainer and 6 hours using our online learning platform. Delegates will be assessed throughout the course and short multiple choice exam at the end of the course.


construction course



Who was this course designed for?

This course is ideally suited to any person who has responsibility for First Aid at a construction site. 

What is the course content?

 Day One

  • Bleeding (minor)
  • Bleeding (severe) including chair saw, and catastrophic
    bleeds caused by construction equipment
  • Burns
  • Casualty movement, when and how to move a patient appropriately
  • Choking (Adult)
  • CPR – Adult in outdoor environment protocols
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Fainting
  • Primary Survey

 Day Two

  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Allergic reaction
  • Asthma
  • Bone, muscle and joint injury
  • Crush Injuries and patient entrapment
  • Chest pains (including heart attack)

 Day Three

  • Eye injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Low blood sugar
  • Poisons
  • Spinal injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • First Aid administration - the responsible person, first aid equipment, paperwork and reporting accidents
What is the course duration?

The length of the course is 18-hours. This is typically delivered over three full days of face to face learning with the trainer.

We also offer a 12-hour Refresher course for certificate renewal and free skills update every year until your certificate expires.

What is the assessment method?

Competency-based training and continuous observation by the trainer.

What certificate do we get?

Successful candidates will receive a certificate by email which is valid for three years.

How do I book?

If you are interested in booking this course for your group at your venue please fill our group booking enquiry form.

What is the cost?

Please send us an enquiry to receive a personalised quote.