First Person on Scene training

First Person on Scene [level 4] (was First Person On Scene Intermediate) training is typically a five day course aimed at those likely to be providing the initial care to a person injured or taken ill. The FPOS course is most relevant for people who are likely to be unable to call for professional medical back up, or that help will arrive in more than 20 minutes.

This is now a Level 4 qualification after the changes to the course duration, content [only small changes] and the assessment requirements.

Need FPOS “Open” course dates in Essex:

Call 0800 242 5210 to find out more.

Originally designed for community first responders working with the NHS, this course has become increasingly popular as an alternative to the traditional workplace first aid courses.

The course is highly practical, focusing on building a confident approach to casualty management through scenario work involving casualty simulation.

The FPOS course covers:

The pre-hospital environment

  • role of the FPOS
  • scene safety
  • minimising the risk of infection
  • triage

Patient assessment

  • communication with patients
  • examination and assessment
  • safe moving and handling

Respiration and Airway management

  • recognition of respiratory problems
  • common breathing difficulties
  • basic airway management
  • use of suction
  • removal of crash helmets
  • use of airway adjuncts
  • oxygen supplementation
  • ventilation support
  • bag/valve/mask

Basic Life Support

  • perform basic life support [all age groups including child bls and infant bls]


  • automated external defibrillation
  • normal and abnormal heart rhythms

Circulation and Shock

  • recognition and care of bleeding
  • shock [to include faints]

Medical related emergencies

Recognition and initial care of

  • heart attack/angina
  • diabetes
  • stroke
  • epilepsy
  • unconscious patient
  • asthma/anaphylaxis
  • assisting the paramedic/medical care provider

Trauma Related emergencies.

  • recognition and initial care of injuries to bones, joints, tendons and ligaments
  • recognition and initial care of burns and scalds
  • recognition and initial care of other trauma related injuries
  • skeletal stabilisation

With this amount of content to be covered, you will appreciate that the training days are long and full on. We also require delegates to have previously completed first aid training and to have completed some pre-reading of the course manual prior to the course. The course includes the necessary lessons to build knowledge but has a high percentage of practical sessions, skills stations and most importantly casualty scenario work. This scenario work can be both physically and mentally challenging, but very rewarding. Contact our training office via or on 0800 242 5210 to discuss any specific needs/questions.

Call 0800 242 5210 to book.

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First Person on Scene training

First Person on Scene Training has gradually become accepted as a new standard for first aid training in many industries or settings. The workplace first aid course typically offered are relevant in just those circumstances- within a workplace with easy access to the emergency services. But for those working in more fluid or extreme settings the course isn’t always that appropriate.

First Person on Scene [FPOS] training has changed- to see the latest version of the course click

First Person on Scene training

The training currently available from Lazarus Training comes at two levels: Basic and Intermediate. First Person on Scene Training Basic [FPOS B] is normally run over two days, First Person on Scene Training Intermediate [FPOS I] is often run over five days. Follow the links to find out more about each course.

Lazarus Training is a medical training company specialising in #trainforreal first aid courses. Lazarus Training is an approved Pearson centre in its own right. We are approved to run both FPOS B and FPOS I courses, not a company re-using the approval of someone else. You can find out more about us as a company on our main website here.

We firmly believe that you should #trainforreal, practicing your skills in situations as close to real as possible. The setting, equipment and “feel” of the scenarios should be correct. All our training is highly practical. Our courses include a high number of training scenarios and casualty simulation, so delegates should arrive prepared [and clothed] to get “their hands dirty”. You can find out a bit more about our training scenarios here, but not too much! Our training scenarios include the use of casualty simulation [we have to warn you!], noise and darkness. They are all designed to raise your medical skills towards a level of unconscious competence ie you can do things without thinking, leaving some brain capacity for other tasks such as situational awareness.

You can see what our training is like and who we are on our YouTube Channel;

To find out more about our First Person on Scene training explore the website, or contact us via our or on 0800 242 5210.