This 6-hour (1 day) course is for small and low risk Businesses. It is also suitable for instructors and trainers that run small classes. e.g. yoga, swimming and martial arts teachers.

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The Emergency First Aid at Work qualification (EFAW) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that there is no requirement for a fully trained first aider for their workplace.

All courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes. The EFAW course fully meets the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements. If you need a Regulated version of this course, this may be available at an additional cost of £5 per candidate. Click here to learn about the difference between Regulated and non-Regulated.

This course encompasses the HSE First Aid at Work syllabus, including examination and is aimed at Employers where there is a Legal requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work. If you are unsure as to whether you need staff with this qualification, the HSE has published a Guide to Assessing First Aid at Work requirements. The actual Regulations can be found here and you can see our quick reference guide here.

Do you work with Children and/or babies?

If so, we can deliver a combined Emergency First Aid at Work and an Emergency Paediatric First Aid course on the same day to save you having to take both courses separately. The course is 1 hour longer to cover the additional syllabus requirements and costs an additional £75 for the time plus £20 per person for the extra equipment used and Certification. This option is only available for private Group Bookings. Not every person needs to take it, if you only have a few, the rest can leave after the EFAW part and there is no £20 charge for those.

 

Emergency First Aid at Work

Certification

All Certificates issued are in electronic (PDF) format. They will be sent to the person (or organisation) that organised the Booking in order for them to be distributed to the student(s).

Course Duration (excluding breaks)

6 hours

Maximum students per course

12

Minimum age

16

Individual Price

£70

Group price

£1-6 people £495, 7-12 people £550

Group Pricing assumes that the Client provides a suitable training venue


All courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes. The EFAW course fully meets the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

As of 1st October 2017 the Regulated version of this Qualification has been classified as RQF Level 3 in England & Wales and SQCF Level 6 in Scotland.

The syllabus is as follows:-

  • The role of the first aider including:
    • – the importance of preventing cross infection
    • – the need for recording incidents and subsequent actions
    • – use of available first aid equipment
  • Legislation – first aid law including first aider litigation issues
  • Assessing any situation to act safely, promptly and effectively in any emergency
  • Unconscious casualty management including Epilepsy
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a non-breathing casualty
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Choking first aid for a casualty with a blocked airway
  • First aid for a casualty that has been injured and is bleeding
  • Shock (Hypovolaemic)
  • Minor injuries first aid for small cuts, grazes and bruises and small splinters
  • Minor burns and scalds

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