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Emergency First Aid at Work


The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification is ideal for those working in lower hazard environments (e.g. shops, offices), with smaller teams (i.e. less than 50 people), where HSE guidelines specify staff should be EFAW qualified or where they are supporting colleagues who hold a full First Aid at Work qualification.


It is nationally recognised and accredited to RQF level 3 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) / SQF level 5 (Scotland).

The informative and enjoyable one-day course will equip learners with the skills and confidence to respond to a range of first aid incidents and emergencies.

Course syllabus

The course syllabus includes…

  • Responsibilities and reporting

  • Assessing the situation

  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

  • Basic hygiene in First Aid

  • Burns 

  • Epilepsy 

  • Resuscitation (including the use of a defibrillator) 

  • Anatomy 

  • Minor injuries 

  • Bleeding control 

  • Choking

  • Shock

Assessment and certification

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three-year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.

If you need any further information please email or call 01782 438813

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