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HealthFirst First Aid

First Aid course for the Swiss driver's licence

Driver's First Aid course delivered by native English-speaking trainers


Course Details

This is the obligatory, fully certified, First Aid course (sometimes known as the Samaritan course or Samariter Nothelferkurs) required for the driving licence in Switzerland. It is delivered by native English-speaking trainers.

It is ten hours long and is split into different modules. Attendance at all modules is required to receive your certificate. There is practical assessment throughout the course and a short written test at the end.

Participants are welcomed from the age of 14 years and the certification lasts for 6 years. Courses are held regularly in Zurich, Zug, Basel, Geneva and Vevey.

Course contents include:

  • How to evaluate and react at the scene of an accident, including how to keep yourself and others safe.
  • How to call for emergency help in Switzerland, including essential French and German phrases.
  • Training in how to give Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to babies, children and adults with practice using life-sized manikins.
  • How to assess an injured person’s level of consciousness and how to use the ‘Recovery Position’.
  • How to approach a casualty with a suspected spinal injury.
  • First Aid for an injured person at the roadside including the management of severe bleeding and burns.
  • The symptoms and signs of a heart attack and a stroke and what to do.
  • An introduction to using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • Real-time skills practice in small groups.

Course certification

First Aid Course for the Swiss Driver’s Licence as recognised by Das Bundesamt für Strassen (ASTRA)/Office fédéral des routes (OFROU). The certificate is valid for 6 years.

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Upcoming Courses


Please book via the course links below.

Mar 04

First Aid Course for the Swiss Driver’s Licence – 4 & 5 March 2022 – Zurich

March 4 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See-Spital
Grütstrasse 60
Kilchberg 8802
Mar 11

First Aid Course for the Swiss Driver’s Licence – 11 & 12 March 2022 – Geneva

March 11 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pope John XXIII Parish
St. Nicolas de Flue 57 Rue de Montbrillant 1202 Geneva
May 13

First Aid Course for the Swiss Driver’s Licence – 13 & 14 May 2022 – Zurich

May 13 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See-Spital
Grütstrasse 60
Kilchberg 8802
Jun 03

First Aid Course for the Swiss Driver’s Licence – 3 & 4 June 2022 – Geneva

June 3 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pope John XXIII Parish
St. Nicolas de Flue 57 Rue de Montbrillant 1202 Geneva
Jun 10

First Aid Course for the Swiss Driver’s Licence – 10 & 11 June 2022 – Zurich

June 10 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See-Spital
Grütstrasse 60
Kilchberg 8802

What our clients say:

"Despite the present Covid-19 restrictions, the course was well managed, well presented and space wise, very comfortable. Everyone had their own area in which to work. The information received beforehand to download was well presented and very informative. The trainer was well organised, very experienced and explained everything extremely well."  

Glynis P

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