First Aid Appointed Person

Why do I need this?

Where an employer’s assessment of First Aid needs identifies that a First Aider or Emergency First Aider is not necessary, the minimum requirement on an employer is to appoint a person to take charge of the First Aid arrangements, including looking after equipment and facilities, and calling the emergency services when required. 

An appointed person is someone who:

  • takes charge when someone falls ill or is injured at work, including calling an ambulance if needed;
  • looks after the first aid box and other first aid equipment, including restocking the box; and
  • keep records of treatment given.

What should I know first?

This course does not require any prior medical knowledge as is it set out to ensure the correct services required are called, controlled and the equipment is maintained. 

What will I learn?

The learner will attain theoretical knowledge in order to perform the duties as an appointed person.

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legislation
  • Equipment and facilities
  • Responsibilities
  • Accident reporting
  • Risk assessment of First Aid needs

Course is suited to:

The qualification is available to learners aged 16 or over.

Length of course:

Course is conducted over a two-hour session.


This two-hour qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. 

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA are an Awarding Organisation who are regulated by Ofqual in England, Qualifications Wales in Wales, CCEA Regulation in Northern Ireland and SQA Accreditation in Scotland. 

The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The qualification is delivered, assessed and quality assured in line with the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications. A certificate of attendance is issued to all who attend.


Please read full terms and conditions before booking.