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This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Health and Safety Requirements
  2. 2 What is RIDDOR?
First Aid Kit - First Aid Requirements & RIDDOR Training
CPR being performed by two people for first aid requirements and RIDDOR

First aid is all about dealing with an illness or injury quickly. But the number of first aiders and their level of training depends on how much risk there is, who the employees are and how many people  work in a particular area. In this section we look at how you decide what is needed in your workplace. And we look at what training they need.

A first-aid requirement and RIDDOR report of a dangerous occurrence form

RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. Certain injuries and illnesses MUST be reported to RIDDOR and in this section we look at what needs to be reported and how this is done. This section includes Reportable Injuries, Occupational Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences. See a list of reportable incidents.

About this course

This First Aid Requirements and RIDDOR course is designed to be used by both managers and employers to help decide what first aid personnel they require. It also explains what has to be reported to RIDDOR, who should do this and how.

First aid can save lives and prevent minor injuries from becoming major ones, so having people with the right training in the right places is essential for the safety of your staff. RIDDOR stands for Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 - these govern the reporting of accidents at work.

According to the HSE, in 2015/16, 621,000 workers sustained an injury at work, yet only 72,702 injuries and workplace accidents were reported to RIDDOR. Not reporting an accident is a criminal offence and can cause major complications for businesses. Make sure you understand your responsibilities and know how to report to RIDDOR with our First Aid Requirements and RIDDOR Training. 

This training programme is designed to be used in conjunction with our First Aid Appointed Person Training. This title is specifically for work environments with a relatively small number of employees, and where the risks are low.

This eLearning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation. 

Keith Wickham, a presenter of First Aid Requirements and RIDDOR Training

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Keith Wickham

The importance of First Aid Requirements and RIDDOR Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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First Aid Requirements certificate

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

This First Aid Requirements and RIDDOR Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

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

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Your First Aid Requirements and RIDDOR 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.

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First-Aid Requirements & RIDDOR Certificate

57 real user reviews

4.4 out of 5
good course

only thing would be a confirm answer in the test in case you change your mind after one click


Love first aid courses You never know when you called upon and it's now harder to apply first aid due to the covoid situation


This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Very interesting course

Very interesting course and explained well

good and full of knowledge

This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars

Informative and educational

Didnt know about ratio of people to a first aider.Informative and educational

Using my brain for 1st time in a while

A good beginning to getting me to think about dialogue and work related thinking and practices.

Good course really useful to understand

Really useful course to fully understand the first aid requirements for your business, covers all the first aid requirements fully. The section on RIDDOR is especially useful to understand what the requirements are and what time frame the reporting has to be completed in. This course is recommended by me.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995

RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. First Aid at work relates to The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Employers, those who are self-employed and those in control of premises are required by law to report serious workplace incidents (work-related deaths, major injuries, 7-day injuries (those causing more than seven days’ inability to carry out normal duties), work related diseases, and dangerous ‘near miss’ accidents).

[In the event of serious work-related injury or death] the responsible person shall: (i)forthwith notify the relevant enforcing authority thereof by the quickest practicable means; and (ii) within 10 days send a report thereof to the relevant enforcing authority

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995, Section 3 (1)

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