Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

First aid training teaches you how to respond when a person injures themselves or falls ill. Becoming a certified first-aider is important because it can significantly boost recovery by preventing further injury. In some cases, it can even save lives!

What is EFAW?

There are different types of first aid training depending on the environment that you work in and who you work with. For some employers, it is a legal requirement. The most common type of first aid training is Emergency First Aid At Work (EFAW). This type of training only takes 1-day and involves a mix of theory and practical work. There is no exam at the end of the course and it is assessed during class by the certified tutor.

Regardless of profession, First Aid is an indispensable skill to have. Not only are the techniques acquired transferable in many places of work, they are also useful in everyday life. UK law stipulates that in every workplace there must be a nominated person who takes on the prime responsibility for administering First Aid.

About the Course

The Emergency First Aid training content includes:

  • 1: Taking charge and summoning help.
  • 2: Priorities in First Aid.
  • 3: Control of Bleeding.
  • 4: Epilepsy.
  • 5: Poisoning.
  • 6: Burns and Scalds.

Who is it for?

Anyone who has an interest in first aid, or for employees who require the training for work due to the environment they work in. If you wish to make your working environment safer by knowing how to help in emergency situations, look no further!

Course Length

One day/6 hours

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Course Assessment

Certification is dependent on the successful continuous assessment of the student in class. It is important to note that there is no final exam. The students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are issued with a certificate that is valid for three years.

The course is assessed as a Continuous Practical Assessment throughout the training.

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To become a first aider, you need to attend a course. Sometimes you will need to pass an exam.

The process is very straightforward. Find a certified training provider and attend the relevant first aid course. You will receive your first aid certificate shortly after.

Emergency First Aid At Work (EFAW) is the most common type of training. It prepares you to respond in emergency situations by providing treatment. The training consists of important theory followed by practical work where you will use dummies and other equipment. Some of the things you will learn include how to control bleeding, treat burns and administer CPR. Book your Emergency First Aid At Work training and become a certified first aider within 1-day! There is no exam at the end of this course and all the instructors we work with are certified and cover material in accordance with published guidelines.

The three most popular first aid training courses are Emergency First Aid At Work (1-day), First Aid At Work (3-days) and Paediatric First Aid (2-days). What training you choose depends on the environment that you work in and who you work with. For example, if you work in a high risk environment, like a construction site, you will require the 3-day First Aid At Work training. In the same way, if you work with children, you will need the paediatric first aid. It is best to speak with your employer to identify the kind of training required before you book.

This all depends on where you work. Depending on your employer, it could be a legal requirement. Some factors which are part of this include the risk assessment and the size of the workforce.

This first aid At work course is assessed during the class and does not have an exam at the end. As long as you follow what is being taught and are able to demonstrate what you have learnt, you pass on the same day!

Unfortunately this not possible as government legislation states that first aid training can only be delivered in person.

This varies depending on the course that you take. The most common course is Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) which takes one day or a minimum of 6 hours.

Employers rate first aid training very highly and it can really make you stand out as a candidate. It is also a valuable skill that can save lives. In some cases, first aid training is a legal requirement for certain employers. Therefore, already having the training automatically makes you a stronger candidate.

As an employer, it is your legal responsibility to provide first aid care to injured or unwell staff (as per the Health and Safety Regulations of 1981).

The regulation states that it is the employer’s responsibility to provide sufficient first aid support to injured or unwell staff. This includes having enough trained first aiders and access to necessary equipment to treat affected employees.

First aid training makes you more employable as many businesses look for certified candidates. It is also a useful skill for everyday life. For some employers, it is a legal requirement to have certified first aiders available.

To renew or refresh your first aid certificate, you will need to take the course again once it has expired after 3 years. This is so that you are aware of new techniques and advancements which will help you treat others more effectively.


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