First Aid

The First Aid course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations, provide a first aid response to a casualty, delegate tasks to bystanders, and engage and inform the emergency services. This course covers first aid protocols for adults, children and infants. This course provides a comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders at the workplace, home, etcetera.

On occassions this course will be combined with the Basic Life Support & Automated External Defibrillator training.  


Trainers: Qualified and experienced trainers from Saint John Ambulance
Target Audience: All UM members of staff, up to 12 participants per course
Course duration: 20 hours 

By the end of this training the participants will be:
  • able to recognise life-threatening situations
  • able to offer vital assistance before more professional help arrives
  • able to provide single-person CPR on an adults, children and babies
  • qualified as a workplace first aid person 

Topics covered:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Allergic reaction
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chest pains
  • Choking
  • Defibrillator training 
  • Eye injuries
  • Fainting
  • Foreign objects
  • Head injuries
  • Low blood sugar
  • Meningitis and sickle cell
  • Poisoning, bites and stings
  • Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty


The First Aid course is assessed through a written multiple choice test and a practical test.

Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years. This international certificate is recognised by the local Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.