Basic First Aid

Online Basic First Aid

ETD’s Basic First Aid Course will show you how to respond accordingly in a workplace accident.

Every year, 900 people die from choking, 2,500 people die from asphyxiation or a blocked airway and 29,000 people die from heart attacks. But we could prevent thousands of these incidents if more of us completed basic first aid training. 

ETD’s first aid certification complements the compulsory formal training that first aid staff must undergo every three years. The course is also beneficial for those who don’t have any first aid training but need to learn how to respond effectively should an injury occur in the workplace.

What Does This Course Cover?

  • How to assess an accident
  • Assessing an accident
  • Training in CPR
  • The Recovery Position
  • Shock

First Aid Course Training Outcomes

  • The primary and secondary surveys
  • How to act as a first responder
  • How to deal with casualties in shock or with major bleeding
  • How to put a casualty in the recovery position
  • How to perform CPR
  • How to conduct risk assessments – download ETD’s free risk assessment forms
  • How to assess the scene of an accident
  • The legislation surrounding basic first aid

Course Modules

  • The importance of first aiders
  • Legislation
  • Risk assessing
  • Primary survey
  • CPR
  • Secondary survey
  • The recovery position
  • Treatment for major bleeds and shock
  • Summary and final exam

Test & Certification

At the end of the Basic First Aid Course, you will be given a multiple-choice test. The required pass rate is 85%. You will be able to download and print a digital certificate on completion of the course. This certificate is valid for one year.


Main Course: Approximately 30 minutes (excluding time taken for the final exams). 

Complete your first aid certification from anywhere at any time, whether at home or in the workplace.

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