Do you have a European First Aid certificate? Then you must complete annual refresher training to maintain it. You must also be able to present a certificate to prove this.
In any case, it is important for First Aid responders to keep their knowledge updated and to stay abreast of the latest methods, techniques, and legislation. Refreshing training on the most important treatments is also crucial.
Mensura has been accredited by the FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue to organise this refresher training. After the training, you will receive a refresher training certificate.
Certificate valid in Europe
This training also provides you with the European refresher training certificate for ‘Life-saving treatment’. Our experts are recognised by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC).
What do you learn?
There will be some theory but the focus will be on practice. We also learn from each other by exchanging practical experiences. Therefore, there is a maximum of 8 participants per group.
We will refresh both the knowledge and skills of the First Aid responder. New techniques will also be covered. You will also learn how to apply bandages, resuscitation with mannequins, how to transport victims, how to treat common wounds, choking, and so on.
How is the programme structured?
General approach to emergency situations
Safety and hygiene
Monitoring of vital functions:
Alerting: notifying emergency services
Approach to victim(s) and further first aid
Practical exercise: step-by-step plan
Moving a victim in distress
Practical exercise: Rautek manoeuvre
The vital functions and clinical symptoms
Loss of consciousness
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Shortness of breath
- Heart attack
- Recovery position
Basic resuscitation and AED
Basic resuscitation "30-2"
Use of an AED
- Resuscitation '30:2'
- Using an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Types of bleeding and shock
Internal and external bleeding
Practical exercise: compression bandage
Practical exercise: bandaging
First Aid refresher training certificate
After the successful completion of this training course, you will receive the official First Aid refresher training certificate, recognised by the Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (FPS WASO). You will also receive the European refresher training certificate for ‘Life-saving treatment’, recognised by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC).
Your (European) First Aid certificate will remain valid as a result.
Prior knowledge required
This continued education builds on your basic knowledge of support and First Aid at work. If you have not yet done so, please follow the training course 'Emergency response officer (first aid) - basic level with European certificate'.
This course is part of our Increase-offer
In this course, you will refresh your existing knowledge of First Aid and discover new methods and techniques. You will then be up to date and know what to do in case of an accident at work.
After completing this course, your First Aid knowledge will be up-to-date and you will be able to:
- Provide First Aid.
- Support, protect, and move a victim.
- Get yourself to safety.
- Resuscitate and use the Automatic Electrical Defibrillator (AED).
- Provide Basic Life Support (BLS) including checking the victim, chest compressions, breathing, and putting the victim into the recovery position.
- Assist with an unconscious victim.
- Recognise and treat burns and skin wounds.
- Treat bleeding (including nosebleeds).
- Intervene in case of choking and hyperventilation.
- Intervene in case of poisoning.
- Recognise and treat neck, spine, brain, and eye injuries as well as injuries to bones, muscles, and joints.
- Provide assistance in case of a stroke or heart attack.
- Apply different bandage techniques.
We provide continuous evaluation during the training course. After the training course, you will receive the official First Aid refresher training certificate, recognised by the Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (FPS WASO). You will also receive the European refresher training certificate for ‘Life-saving treatment’, recognised by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC). Your First Aid certificate remains valid thanks to this refresher training course.
Annual refresher training is mandatory.
This refresher course is for certified First Aid responders who wish to maintain their basic knowledge and skills in First Aid and extend their official European certificate in ‘life-saving treatment’.
Assistance for designated persons
Certain companies must have ‘designated persons’. An emergency services licence is not required, but it is necessary to have mastered the basics of First Aid/support. Have a look at our ‘First Aid for designated persons’ training course.
What does the law say?
Would you like to retain your First Aid certificate? Then you are legally obliged to attend a refresher course every year.
The Federal Public Service on Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (FPS WASO) lists Mensura as a training institution that can provide this refresher training. Upon completion of the training course, you will therefore receive a recognised refresher training certificate and retain your First Aid certificate.
There are exceptions to the refresher training, based on a risk analysis and the advice from the occupational physician and the Committee. In some cases, refresher training is only required every two years.
Want to know more? Take a look at the FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (FPS WASO) website.
The European certificate for ‘life-saving treatment’ may also be useful for international companies. You will also receive a refresher training certificate after this training, thanks to our experts from the European Resuscitation Council.
The price depends on how you follow the training. If your organisation is affiliated with Mensura External Service for Prevention and Protection at Work (EDPPW), then you will receive a discount. If you have sufficient prevention units available, you can use these to pay for this.
A digital course with e-learning on the ERC platform is included in the price.
- Training courses can be held in the evening or at the weekend for an additional fee.
You can indicate your interest in the options in your request for a quote.
Subsidies and financing options
We qualify for all kinds of subsidies and financing options because we are certified by many government agencies and sector funds.
- SME-Portfolio. Use these certification numbers in your request:
- members of Mensura External Department for Prevention for Prevention and Protection: Mensura EDPB - DV.O105072
- non-members: Mensura CONSULT - DV.O101943
- Training vouchers
- Sector fund
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between an initiation, a refresher course, and a basic course?
An initiation is an awareness training for all staff in your company. This ensures everyone reacts appropriately in the event of an accident. You do not receive an official certificate.
After a basic course, you receive a certificate and are then a first aider in your company. You retain that certificate on completion of the mandatory annual refresher course.
How many first aiders are needed in my organisation?
This is determined by the risk analysis. You can find a recommendation per sector here.
Is something unclear? Then contact your external Mensura prevention adviser.