How Often Should I Renew First Aid Training?

In this short video, Tom answers one of our most commonly asked questions – “How Often Should I Renew First Aid Training?”.

In summary, most first aiders should complete refresher training every three years. This will help first-aiders maintain their basic skills, stay up to dater with legal changes and retain their confidence to act in an emergency.

However, there are exceptions:

  • If you are in a specialist sector, such as dentistry, you should renew each year – please check with your industry body or relevant government entity for further details.
  • If you operate in a high risk environment, regular renewals demonstrate your companies commitment to best practice. You may wish to renew more regularly in this circumstance.

Transcript:

Hi my name’s Tom Durham from and today I’m going to answer one of the most commonly asked questions that we receive in our office and that is how often do I have to renew my first-aid qualification.

The simple answer to that is every three years for most people, in most sectors.

Some people in some sectors will have to renew every year – an example of that would be dentists.

They [dentists] have to repeat their first aid certificate every year but for most of us say three years is sufficient.

You might wish to demonstrate best practice if you work in a particularly high hazard environment and you might wish to renew a course more often than every three years and certainly some of our clients do that, refreshing every two years but as I say for most people three years is sufficient.