Emergency First Aid at Work


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Emergency First Aid at Work

Course Overview

This is one of our most popular first aid courses and provides a good basic insight into first aid procedures required for small low risk workplaces. The course syllabus is laid down by the Health & Safety executive in the Health & Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 Approved Code of Practice. Innovative scenarios and practical exercises help delegates to learn basic life support skills and to improve their chances of coping in an emergency. The course content can be adapted to suit the needs of your organisation.

Who is it for?

Employees given the role of Emergency First Aider. This course is also ideal for individuals, lone workers or employees of smaller low risk organisations. This course is often the minimum requirement for sports coaches, instructors and support workers.

Topics Covered

  • Casualty Assessment
  • Unconsciousness
  • CPR
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Maintaining first aid kits
  • Client specific areas such as choking, epilepsy and diabetes can be included
  • Place pads and follow instructions of an AED unit (defebrillator) 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the first-aider including reference to: the importance of preventing cross infection, recording incidents/actions and the use of available equipment
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
  • Administer first aid using a defibrillator


Practical assessment and multiple choice examination. Successful delegates will receive an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Please note: To continue and renew this qualification learners must attend another EFAW course within the final 3 months of the 3 year certificate expiry period.


6 hours contact time (normally 1 day). This course can be run in-house for up to 12 delegates.


Certified by The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) who are accredited through UKAS.


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