First Aid Construction Safety

This one-day course is suitable for those working in the construction sector and want to learn first aid for the first time or refresh their first aid skills.

Target audience

This course is designed for workers who have already completed at least one Passport course.

Learning outcomes

  • Stop injuries occurring and change workplace behaviours
  • Confidently recognise life threatening situations
  • Competently offer vital assistance to the patient before more experienced help arrives

How you will be assessed

You will need to complete a Review of Understanding at the end of Part 1 of the course and a practical on course assessment at the end of Part 2.


Important Pre-Course Action 

Prior to the course please ensure you have visited Every Day Hero and completed the brief online first aid module. 

What the course covers

Part I: Site Safe 

  • Understanding how to do your job safely
  • Identifying the reasons for on-site actions
  • Recognising the impact of your actions on yourself and others
  • Taking personal responsibility for being safe
  • Becoming part of a positive safety culture

Part II: St John 

  • Scene assessment
  • CPR
  • Automated external defibrillators
  • Conscious/unconscious patient management
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Asthma
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Dislocations
  • Broken bones
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Chest pain (e.g.: heart attack)
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Poisoning

Please note: to attend this course learners must be physically able to take part in practical CPR activities. 

Site Safe regularly reviews and updates course content in partnership with the Construction industry, to ensure alignment to best practice industry standards. Visit our Why Choose Site Safe Training page for more information. 

Language requirements

To complete this course successfully, learners must be able to read and understand conversational English. If you are not comfortable with English comprehension, we recommend attending a classroom course at a Site Safe training centre. Please contact us if you need assistance in choosing the right course for you. 

What you'll get at the end of the course

  • A Site Safety Card/Passport (valid for two years)
  • St John First Aid – Level One certificate and workbook
  • 8 Licensed Building Practitioner points
  • 2 credits towards the Health and Safety in Construction Programme
  • Construction Safety Handbook
  • NZQA Unit Standard 6401 – Provide first aid
  • NZQA Unit Standard 6402– Provide resuscitation

Next learning steps

Completing this course and passing the assignment means you'll gain site access for the next two years. 

When it's time to renew your site access again you don't need to complete the same course - expand your health and safety knowledge with a different course that's relevant to you. Have a look at the pathway examples for more training options or progress your height learning. 

Completing this course will also mean that you are well on your way to gaining a qualification in health and safety; check out the Health and Safety in Construction Programme page for more info.

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