Type Health & Safety Languages 28 Languages Duration 20 minutes

The First Aid Appointed Person Training course is designed to educate individuals who have been selected as a First Aid Appointed Person. Learners will learn the knowledge and skills required to perform their role safely, swiftly, and effectively.


Our First Aid Appointed Person Course was created to educate a designated individual within an organisation about their responsibilities as a First Aid Appointed Person. The course is RoSPA approved and manages to pack an abundance of information into just 20 minutes!

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about the First Aid Regulations 1981.
  • Recognise your roles and responsibilities as the First Aid Appointed person.
  • Understand what information you need to gather to inform the emergency services.

Course Structure

The course is broken down into 2 main sections:

  1. Health and Safety Requirements
  2. Dealing with an Emergency

Course Overview

For smaller low-risk companies, the legal minimum for first aid provision is to have someone in the organisation who is responsible for first aid - this is the First Aid Appointed Person.

Over 600,000 non-fatal injuries happen in the workplace each year in the UK. Therefore, it’s essential for at least one person to be available at all times to deal with any potential accidents or injuries.

The training explains what the role of a First Aid Appointed Person entails, as well as introducing best practices in the event of an accident or injury at work.

First Aid Appointed Person Training must be used alongside First Aid Requirements in the Workplace (including RIDDOR). This programme will indicate the need for a first aid appointed person, as well as explaining the benefits to your organisation. Free trial and online demo are also available.

This eLearning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training is also a requirement to be fully equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to carry this forward in your organisation.

Available in 28 languages


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First Aid Appointed Person certificate

All of our courses end with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

First Aid Appointed Person Training concludes with a 10-question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, short in-course questionnaires will guide you through the sections of the training, which are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System). This can be accessed at any time to reprint certificates, check & set pass marks, and serve as proof of commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your First Aid Appointed Person Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note, if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS, then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these yourself in your host LMS.

Why is First Aid Appointed Person Training important?

It's important that you comply with the law, as well as understand the ways in which it affects you in the workplace.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 requires employers to:

  • Provide adequate and appropriate first aid facilities & equipment
  • Provide adequate and appropriate first aid personnel
  • Provide Risk Assessments
  • Inform Employees of the First Aid arrangements
An employer shall provide, or ensure that there are provided, such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first-aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work. The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, Section 3 (1)

The legal minimum requirement is that someone is appointed to look after first aid requirements. They are not required to administer first aid and so do not need full first aid training, but they must be present to take charge if someone is injured or becomes ill at work. The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 must be followed by ALL workplaces, including those with fewer than 5 employees.