The Emergency First Aid at Work Course (EFAW) is a new training course introduced and approved by the Health and Safety Executive from 1st October 2009. It is a 1 day first aid course aimed at covering the essential skills required in many common emergency situations.
We regularly run Emergency First Aid Courses in Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Hyde, Denton, Stockport, Hale, and Greater Manchester and we can also run first aid courses in other areas as required.
The Emergency First Aid Course will give people the skills required to save lives and it is a good course for everyone to go on. It could save your life, the life of a family member, friend, work colleague, or maybe a stranger in need of emergency first aid assistance.
On successful completion of the course the candidate will be given a certificate (approved by the Health and Safety Executive) that entitles him/her to be an Emergency First Aider in the Workplace for a period of 3 years.
The Health and Safety Executive have specified that they expect candidates to return at the end of year 1 and 2 for a 3 hour skills update and to repeat the Emergency First Aid at Work Course at the end of year 3.
The Emergency First Aid at Work Course will include the following:
- Role of the First Aider
- Recording incidents and actions
- Importance of basic hygiene
- Act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
- Managing an incident
- Priorities of First Aid
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty (including seizure)
- Administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Introduction to using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Treatment of wounded or bleeding casualty and/or in shock
- Treatment of choking
- Common workplace minor injuries (minor burns & scalds, cuts & bruises, splinters)
This is a good basic first aid course for helping employers meet the new first aid at work regulations. However this is not a replacement for, or a substitute for, the 3 day First Aid at Work (FAW) course. If your workplace requires employees qualified with the full First Aid at Work certificate you must still meet that requirement.
Please contact us to discuss the Emergency First Aid at Work course in more detail.