Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training is not only a legal requirement, but a clear indication – as an employer – of your commitment to your staff’s safety. It ensures that minor injuries do not become major incidents and employees can go about their working day, safe in the knowledge that procedures are in place to avoid dangerous accidents as much as possible.
About the course…
Employers are required – by law – to conduct a risk assessment of their workplace that identifies any potential threats or dangers to staff. A typical outcome of such an assessment is the requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work training. This course provides you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to fulfil that requirement and care for your staff’s safety and wellbeing.
Lasting one day, the EFAW course is aimed at small businesses that are considered as a lower risk, in terms of health and safety. These businesses typically include small offices, churches, schools, clubs and organisations, amongst others. If you’re not sure as to whether this course would suit your business, get in touch and we’ll be happy to advise.
What you will learn…
Upon successful completion of the course, you will have covered and been trained in the following areas:
- Acts and regulations – Health & Safety at Work act and First Aid Regulations act 1981
- Anaphylactic Shock (anaphylaxis)
- Bleeding/Amputations/Embedded Object
- Burns and Scalds
- Choking Casualty
- CPR Adult, Child & Infant
- Drowning Casualty
- Electric shock
- Eye Injury
- First Aid Kit Contents BS8599
- Gas & smoke inhalation poisoning
- Head Injuries
- Heart Attack and Conditions eg: angina
- Recovery Position
- Shock (Hypovolemic Shock)
How you will be assessed…
Whilst you will not be formally assessed, your instructor will examine your progress throughout the course to ensure that you reach the necessary standards to qualify. You will be required to take part in all practical elements of the course – as it is within these sessions that your instructor is best suited to assess your skills.
Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate that is valid for three years. After this point, you will need to renew your training.
Where the course takes place…
Each business has different needs and priorities, which is why we aim to be as flexible as possible with the timing and venue for the training. Typically, businesses choose to have the training run at their place of work as this proves to be most efficient – both in terms of cost and time. However, if you require support in identifying an alternative venue, just let us know and we’ll be happy to help.
The cost of the course…