We are leading the way for Chemical First Aid training

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that “Where the work involves higher level hazards such as chemicals, or special hazards such as hydrofluoric acid. Employers will then need to provide additional training for first aiders to deal with injuries resulting from special hazards”.  ((HSE, 2018. page 13, section 15))).

Chemicals are commonly used throughout the world by businesses of all sizes. Incorrect handling, or accidents can cause serious chemical injury, which can lead to permanent disability, or death. The most common sites of chemical injury are the upper extremities and hands, with acid burns being four times more likely than alkali. Inhalation injuries and eye injuries are also prominent.

Safe systems of work and correctly sourced and worn personal protective equipment (PPE) can help to reduce some risks. But the limitations of PPE, are often unknown to wearers. Some workers using small volumes of chemicals are also susceptible to needle-stick injury. So, in an increasingly litigious world, it is advisable that companies and organisations protect their staff, by giving them suitable training on what to do in case of an accident.

“When an employer selects a training provider, they will need to be confident that the provider will deliver training with appropriate content, use suitable trainers and assessors, and has relevant and robust quality assurance systems in place.” (HSE, 2018. page 20, section 59)

Staff at PRU Medical have experience in working in ambulance service Hazardous Area Response Teams. So are trained and experienced in dealing with casualties who are affected by Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) environments. These same staff also have experience teaching people to become Paramedics in universities in the UK.

Our four-hour course will be delivered live, over Zoom or Microsoft Teams. The suggested course content is as follows.

Course Content:

  • The epidemiology of chemical injuries.
  • How to identify danger & keep safe.
  • The management of injuries from solid, liquid and gaseous chemicals. Included in this section is acid vs alkali, and your organisation’s commonly used chemicals.
  • How to manage needle stick injuries (optional), and liquid nitrogen burns (optional).
  • The importance of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • The value and limitations of your organisation’s PPE.
  • Your organisation’s accident reporting procedure.


  1. The content of this bespoke Chemical First Aid at Work course can be tailored to address the most commonly used chemicals in your organisation. Also, to address the PPE that is available in your organisation. For example, if you use hydrofluoric acid – we will cover this. If you use liquid nitrogen, we will cover this. If your staff wear respirators – we can cover them specifically.
  2. The utility of an online delivery minimises disruption of your workforce. Attendees will be taught by professionals, to any location in the world. During the course presentations and demonstrations are given and questions and discussions are facilitated. Innovative quizzes, anonymous polls, real life examples and interactive content is included.
  3. Following successful completion of the course, attendees will be assessed, and presented with a Chemical First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years

Tailor made courses are by far the best way to protect your staff.

CFAW Certificate

On completion of the course, we will present attendees with a Chemical First Aid at Work certificate. This is valid for 3 years.

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