How often do i need to renew my first aid certificate?
In the UK First Aid at Work certificates and typically all other first aid certificates in the UK will be valid for 3 years. Common exceptions are Basic Life Support, Annual Refresher and AED attendance certificates which are valid for 1 year.
Since 2010 the HSE strongly recommends that holders of First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work certificates attend an annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up to date during the 3 year period before requalification.
You can download the full Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 Approved Code of Practice and guidance here