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SIA first aid top up training

Because SIA First Aid requirements have changed.

In recent years, the government has been doing some work into the role of the private security industry in protecting the public.
Maybe you see that as a good thing; maybe you don’t. But the fact of the matter is that as a result of this research, the SIA First Aid requirements that security professionals are obliged to hold have changed.

A group of several thousand security men and women, many security organisations, the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure have all contributed to the research, along with experts in specialist areas like physical intervention. Coroners, too, have been consulted following deaths involving security staff.

The new rules have been brought in to protect security staff by ensuring they have the qualifications necessary to do their job properly and are not putting themselves at unnecessary risk.

Our SIA first aid top up training courses cover all you need

If you’ve never worked with us before, or if you need a reminder, here at Authentic Training we are not just specialist training providers registered with OFQUAL, but we also specialise in first aid training. Our Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is fully accredited on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) at Level 3.


Every one of our courses meets government guidelines and requirements for the SIA, and one of the best things about our EFAW course is that it can be completed in just one day.


At our custom training centre in Liverpool, our trainers will take you through the application of a tourniquet and haemostatic dressings, show you how to treat burns and eye injuries, cover the best way to deal with catastrophic bleeding and how to pack wounds. We also go over assessing an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty, and treating minor injuries, cuts, grazes and bruises, non-catastrophic bleeding, minor burns and scalds.


The absolute first aid basics – like CPR, defibrillation, how to place victims in the recovery position, and how to deal with choking, seizures and shock – are also covered. No assumptions are made about prior knowledge and nothing is left to chance.

What’s the difference between the different SIA first aid requirements courses?

If you’re working in the security industry already, then the chances are you just need to learn the skills which will satisfy the SIA and allow you to keep doing your job.

If that is the case, the one-day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course might be exactly what you are looking for.

The new rules state that your Emergency First Aid at Work or FAW qualification has to have been awarded by an organisation regulated by Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales or CCEA, a voluntary aid society or a training provider delivering a programme that meets HSE requirements for delivery of EFAW or FAW.

The SIA also stipulates that you have been trained in practical areas such as CPR, the application of a tourniquet, treating burns and eye injuries, catastrophic bleeding and packing of wounds – and, most importantly, that you were assessed face to face.

That EFAW course costs just £115 per person, is over in a day, is fun and interactive and drinks are provided. There’s plenty of parking space, too, if you’re driving to our centre in Liverpool.

If you can’t make it to Merseyside, we are able to travel to wherever is more suitable and deliver the course there. Prices vary depending on the number of people taking part – but with enough, the course can cost as little as under £42 per person.

The Authentic trainer will bring everything that’s needed for the course – all we need from you are the people and the place.

Rest assured, though, in the knowledge that the course is the complete opposite of dull – it’s face-to-face, it’s interactive, you have direct contact with a tutor, and you will be absolutely encouraged to ask questions.

Does the three-day FAW course cover the SIA first aid top training requirements?

Yes. As training professionals and experts in first aid, one of our flagship courses is the three-day First Aid at Work (FAW) course, which takes in everything in the RQF First Aid at Work syllabus.

It’s delivered by experienced professionals, like every single one of our courses, and it takes you through the whole First Aid at Work syllabus in a fun, practical way with theory added in for good measure.

A warm welcome is guaranteed and there is plenty of free parking and refreshments.

The qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications and the qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications.

The three-day First Aid at Work course costs a little more than the one-day EFAW course, but we do offer large discounts for group bookings and can deliver the course at your premises if that’s easier for you.