(EFAW) Emergency First Aid at Work - 6+hrs/1 day
Employers are required by the HSE to assess first aid needs appropriate to the circumstances (hazards and risks) of each workplace and choose a suitable first aid training course for their staff accordingly.
The EFAW course is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose. The content is prescribed by the HSE and meets the criteria for staff that may be faced with life-threatening incidents where they have to manage the casualty for a short time (minutes rather than hours) until emergency services arrive or very minor incidents that will not require medical assistance.
The training is highly practical, contextualised for your workplace and suitable for those working in low risk environments including teachers and staff working in offices, shops and hotels and other public places.
- Please note: If more extensive first aid training is required due to the nature of the work or location of the workplace then the 3 day First Aid at Work (FAW) or even the 2 day Remote Outdoor First Aid (OFA) course might be your course of choice to provide staff with the most relevant training and comply with HSE regulations. You can view our quick comparison chart of these courses here.
Other training you may also need to consider in addition or instead of FAW/EFAW:
Paediatric First Aid for working with infants and children to meet Ofsted and EYFS regulations
Sport/Activity First Aid for coaching professionals and work in sports settings
09:00 - 16:30 (the course can also be run in three 2 hour sessions over 3 days/evenings)
This course consists of one unit leading to the EFAW certificate
Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
- Understand the role of the First Aider
- Safe and systematic incident management
- Assessing vital signs
- Administer first aid to an unconscious casualty (including seizure)
- Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Adult choking
- Controlling bleeding and treatment for shock
- Minor injuries
- Recording incidents and actions
- Awareness of current legislation
Continuous tutor observation and assessment of candidate practical technique throughout the day. This is recorded as the course progresses and also includes a short written multiple choice questionnaire at the end.
This course is both listed on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) and Scottish Qualifications Framework (SCQF). Depending on where candidates are based they can receive one of the following certificates on successful completion of the course:
- ITC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) - valid for 3 years
- ITC Certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work (SCQF Level 5) - valid for 3 years
This course meets HSE regulations based on your first aid needs assessment. It is accredited by the Awarding Body ITC First Aid Ltd and regulated by OfQual in England, Wales and NI and the SQA in Scotland.
How often do I need to be reassessed to keep my training valid?
Participants take another 1 day EFAW course to re-validate this certificate. In addition the HSE highly recommend that First Aiders undergo an annual 3-hour first aid refresher course.
Booking a course
In-house first aid training can be delivered at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor. You just need a room (ideally carpeted) that is large enough to seat participants but also to allow them to lie on the floor with enough space to practice simulated incidents in pairs.
If you are unsure of the appropriate level of first aid training for you or need a first aid course more specifically tailored to your activities please email or call us on 07818 258799 to discuss your requirements – we are happy to help.
Open Course Dates in 2013
|Start Date||Venue||Duration||End Date||Price|
|19th Jun 2013||Preston||1 day||19th Jun 2013||£75||12 Spaces Available|
|10th Jul 2013||Blackpool||1 day||10th Jul 2013||£75||12 Spaces Available|
|16th Jul 2013||Preston||1 day||16th Jul 2013||£75||12 Spaces Available|
|25th Jul 2013||Lancaster||1 day||25th Jul 2013||£75||12 Spaces Available|