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Emergency First Aid at Work

Course Information

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is aimed at those who feel that they do not need a full 3 day First Aid at Work course.

Duration

The EFAW requires 6 hours of teaching time. This can be taught over one day; two half-days or evening sessions, or three 2 hour sessions. Split courses attract an extra charge, and any breaks taken are in addition to the 6 hours.

Assessment

Assessment is in the form of practical exercises and a straightforward multiple choice paper. Candidates must pass both elements to qualify.

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.

Certification

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.

Numbers

We book a maximum of 12 people per trainer. Larger groups can be accommodated with additional trainers.

Costs

For an exclusive course where you provide the venue we charge £420.00 plus VAT for up to 12 candidates (equal to approximately £35pp). Alternatively we run regular open courses in Canterbury, Hastings, Maidstone, Orpington and Tunbridge Wells at a charge of £75.00pp plus VAT.

Course content

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
  • Seizures
  • Wounds & bleeds including tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings
  • Shock
  • Burns