Basic Life Support (BLS) and Safe use of an AED Defibrillator

Basic Life Support – 4 hours

This course offers basic life support training, to include safe use of the AED (Automated External Defibrillators). This very practical course will enable learners to use the AED competently and with confidence. Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in basic life support including resuscitation. AED’s are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

A minimum of 4 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities.


A range of subjects are covered including:
• Responsibilities and reporting • Assessment of the situation
• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Infection control
• Resuscitation • AED functions
• Defibrillation procedures • Safety measures


The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the
course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a question paper at the end of the course. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout
the course and successfully completed the question paper.

This qualification lasts for 3 years.

It is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend annual refresher courses.

Certificates will be posted promptly once full payment has been received.


All courses can take place at your venue or in a suitable nearby location


All costs are based per person and include course booklet, resuscitation mouth shield and certification