Emergency First Aid at Work covering the full HSE syllabus

Adapted for the beauty industry.

This course has been specifically developed for Beauty Therapists, Salon Owners, Beauticians, Hairdressers and Aesthetic Practitioners needed to accompany the Emergency First Aid at Work 6-hour first aid course adapted for the beauty industry. This course covers topics such as how to put someone into the recovery position, heart attacks, anaphylactic shock, burns and so much more.

On completion, you can download and print your certificate. Certificates are valid for 3 years and award an HSE Appointed Person First Aid qualification and can be used as evidence for verifiable CPD.

This course is also an excellent first aid training package for people to gain invaluable knowledge and skills and for those with English as a second language to prepare themselves to pass a practical first aid course.

This is a convenient and easy way for businesses requiring an appointed person qualification to become first aid compliant. The content also serves as an excellent annual refresher covering the full HSE syllabus plus head injuries, heart attack, asthma and much more. This course fulfils all the criteria for Appointed Person first aid training, however, a practical course is required in order to be a full first aider.

The course consists of illustrated step by step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and test yourself sections fully compatible with all computers and mobile devices. You will be able to stop and start as often as you like and print your Certificate on completion. You will have continuous access to the course for 12 months.

It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat unpredictable real-life situations. If you suspect serious illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical advice.

The author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however, this course is merely a guide and the author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person, however, caused.

Course Contents:

Action in an emergency

Keep yourself safe

Priorities of treatment

Preparing for an emergency

Helpful information

What to put in your first aid kit

Information to give the emergency services

Role of the first aider

The primary survey – how to help in an emergency





Unresponsive and breathing

Recovery position

How to put someone into the recovery position

Secondary survey

Unconscious and not breathing


Resuscitating a child

Hygiene during CPR

Compression-only resuscitation

Heart attack and angina

Heart attacks


Breathing problems


How to help a choking adult

How to help a choking child


What causes asthma

How to help in an asthma attack

Panic Attacks and hyperventilation

Anaphylactic shock


What is an allergic reaction?

Who is at risk from anaphylaxis?

Common triggers for reactions

How to recognise an acute allergic reaction?

Common symptoms include:

How to treat anaphylaxis

How to use an adrenaline auto-injector

Patient positioning for anaphylaxis

After an anaphylactic reaction

Storage of auto-injectors

Legislation concerning the administration of adrenaline in a life-threatening emergency

Wounds and bleeding

How to treat a bleeding wound

How to treat a bleeding wound


Embedded objects

How much blood can you afford to lose?

Symptoms of shock


Treatment of shock

Internal bleeding

Amputated parts

Knocked-out teeth

Eye injuries

Nose bleeds

Types of wounds



What to do with a burn

Assessing the severity of a burn

Causes of burns

Burns from sunbeds, lasers and sunburn

Electrical burns

Size, cause, age, location, depth

Treating a burn

Dressing a burn

Breaks, sprains and dislocations

How do you know if they have broken a bone?

Treatment for soft tissue injuries or possible closed fractures

Types of fractures

When to call an ambulance




Head injuries

Head injuries

What to look for and what to do

Suspected brain injury

Compression and concussion

Skull fracture

Strokes and trans ischemic attacks

Spinal injuries


Medical conditions

Useful advice

Accident forms

Final test-yourself section and certificates


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