As a professional driver there is a high chance that you’ll witness or be first on-scene at an incident and First Aid skills have a significant impact on outcomes. For PCV drivers, many local authorities make it a requirement of any contract work that a recognised First Aid certificate is held.
Even if you elect not to receive a formal First Aid certificate the training received on this course can be a real life saver and First Aid skills are not just for work but for the home as well
The CPC EFAW course requires 7 hours of contact time. This can be taught over one day; two half-days or evening sessions which must be on consecutive days. Split courses attract an extra charge and any breaks taken are in addition to the 7 hours. Please note that split courses must be completed within 3 weeks of the start date
Assessment is in the form of practical exercises and a straightforward multiple-choice paper at the end of the day and candidates must pass both elements to receive a formal First Aid certificate. The CPC hours are credited for attending the course and do not require the candidate to pass any assessments.
Please note that candidates must be able to perform exercises at floor level where required. It is a requirement of all regulated courses that the candidate should be able to communicate effectively with Emergency Services and, although this is not assessed formally, your instructor must be satisfied that this is the case. As such, all the question papers are in English and a reader will be provided if candidates have literacy concerns or learning difficulties.
With regards to classroom based learning, every precaution has been taken to ensure that courses meet Covid-19 safety measures. Every candidate will have their temperature checked on arrival (anybody showing a temperature over 37.8C will be asked to leave).
We maintain a strict 2 metre separation during seated learning, masks are worn in the event that candidates are required to be closer than 2 metres, and the majority of materials used are disposable, including mannequin lungs. (Any non-disposable materials are fully sanitised).
Once qualified, the certificate is valid for 3 years, at the end of which candidates will need to attend a one-day EFAW to requalify. It is recommended by HSE that all first aiders should do an annual 3 hour refresher course to keep their skills up-to-date.
We book a maximum of 12 people per trainer. Larger groups can be accommodated with additional trainers.
Costs (all plus VAT)
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Alternatively we run regular open courses in Hastings, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells at a charge of £95.00 (plus £25 if a formal First Aid certificate is required in addition to your CPC hours) per person. Please note that transport charges for off-shore courses will be charged at cost.
We are happy to adapt our training to meet your particular needs within the constraints of the EFAW syllabus. Courses cover:
- First Aid and the Law
- Incident Management
- Acting safely including prevention of cross-infection
- Recording incidents
- Safe use of First Aid equipment
- Unconscious Casualty management including recovery position
- CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
- AED usage
- Wounds & bleeds including tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings