1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work Syllabus

EFAW Syllabus
The EFAW course is ideal for people who need to receive training in first aid and for businesses to train staff as first aiders. The content meets the needs of the Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981 and the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013.  Our EFAW course covers extra topics in addition to the full HSE Syllabus. These topics can be tailored to your work place requirements and needs.

      
This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a workplace emergency first aider.

Candidates between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole emergency first aider.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.
   

This course can be taught as a RQF Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Duration: This course involves at least 6 hours of training and is usually run over one day though can be run as shorter sessions if required.

Prices depend on the certificate option, either a standard certificate of a RQF certificate. The training is always the same regardless of the certificate you choose. Both certificate options include a First Aid training pack.

The training is always the same regardless of the certificate you choose. Both certificate options include a First Aid training pack.

Please contact us to enquire about holding a course at your own venue or workplace.

Course content includes:

  • The roles and responsibilities of a First Aider
  • Priorities of First Aid
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR and AED
  • Fitting and seizures 
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Shock and Bleeding – grazes, splinters, embedded objects, amputated parts, knocked out teeth, mouth injury, eye injury, bruising, nose bleeds, objects in eyes, ears, nose…
  • Burns and scalds
  • Anaphylactic shock and the use of an Epipen – can be added if required
  • First Aid Kits
  • Heart Attack*
  • Head injuries, concussion, compression & skull fracture *
  • Asthma and Diabetes*
  • Breaks, soft tissue injuries & dislocations *

* Head injuries, Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Attacks, breaks & soft tissue injuries are not included within the HSE First Aid syllabus – but are routinely incorporated into our course


Certification:
Upon completion of this course, students will receive either a standard First Aid certificate or a RQF externally assessed certificate. Both are valid for 3 years. 

In order to retain their First Aid qualification, students will need to attend another 6 hour EFAW course and receive certification for a further 3 years.

The HSE strongly recommends that all First Aiders complete an annual refresher course to keep their skills up to date and in line with any changes in First Aid procedures.

Assessment
Continuous assessment by trainer, practical assessments to cover wound management, care of an unconscious casualty, CPR and a multiple choice paper (if you have chosen the RQF externally assessed certificate)






 
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