What is the Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate?
The Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate, also known as the EFAW Certificate, shows that you have completed the necessary First Aid training and are able to provide emergency treatment in the event of an individual injuring themselves or falling ill.
The EFAW Certificate is valid for 3 years and is issued by your First Aid training provider. As a Certified Emergency First Aider, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to respond effectively to emergencies both in the workplace and beyond.
Do I need an Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate?
For some employers it is a legal requirement to have individuals with the Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate. Such requirements are outlined in an employer's HSE risk assessment.
There are also different types of First Aid Training depending on your working environment i.e. where you work and who you work with.
For example, if you work in an area that is considered high-risk, like a workshop, you require the more in depth in-depth First Aid at Work Certificate. In the same way, if you work in an environment with children, you require the Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
It is your legal responsibility to provide first aid care to injured or unwell staff (as per the Health and Safety Regulations of 1981).
To be eligible for an Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate, you need to be at least 16 years old and have completed the 1-day EFAW training course.
How to get the Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate
To get your EFAW Certificate, there is really only one step.
Complete the EFAW Training Course
The training course runs over 1-day and is assessed through class participation by the certified tutor.
Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate Training Course
To obtain the Emergency First Aid At Work Certificate and become a Certified Emergency First Aider at your workplace, you need to complete the EFAW training course. It 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. The training will cover the following areas:
- Taking charge, summoning help and when to emergency services
- Priorities in First Aid
- Control of Bleeding
- Burns and Scalds
Cost of the Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate
The Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate comes as part of the EFAW Training Course. This means that there is no additional cost to obtain the certificate, as the price is already factored into the training cost.
EFAW Certificate Renewal
To renew or refresh your Emergency at Work First Aid Certificate, you will need to take the EFAW training course again once it has expired after 3 years. This is so you are aware of new techniques and advancements which will help you provide more effective treatment.