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Who should attend?

Hotels, companies or individuals who require a basic First Aid qualification approved by the Dubai Corporation of Ambulance Services (DCAS). This course teaches basic First Aid skills for the work place and how to deal with life-threatening conditions. It is suitable for any student, even without prior knowledge.

What will they learn?

The course will familiarise students with their roles and responsibilities of the Emergency First Aider, including assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, and assisting a casualty who is suffering from injury and illness.

Course Content

  • The Role and Responsibilities of an Emergency First Aider
  • Scene Survey
  • Managing an Unresponsive Casualty
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (adult)
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Heart Attack
  • Bleeding (severe, embedded object, from orifices)
  • Treatment of Seizures

Course duration

8 hours in total


Continuous assessment during the course. Assessment on practical abilities of dealing with casualties, no written exam; candidates must show competence to apply learned skills prompt, safe and effective.

Certificate and Validity

Emergency First Aid at Work from DCAS, Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) and Safety & Leisure Training Middle East*, valid for 3 years. Wallet-sized card included.

Entry requirement

Participants should have Basic English skills.