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Emergency First Aid at Work (appointed persons) 1 Day (EFAW)

This course is ideal for smaller workplaces that present few health and safety risks, where a nominated or appointed person is required to take charge in the event of an illness or accident. It is also a suitable qualification for high risk workplaces, where EFAW qualified persons back up First Aid at Work (now 3 day) qualified staff as well.

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for 'nominated' persons or for people who provide support to qualified first aiders (FAW).

What you will learn?

Basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations 
Course content
Health and safety (first aid) regulations
Managing an incident
The priorities of first aid
Treatment of an unconscious casualty
Common workplace injuries.
Course duration?

One day.

Assessment and certification?

Continuous assessment by trainer.

First Aid at Work (3 Day) HSE Certified (FAW)

This course covers the practical skills needed by a first aider in the modern workplace. The course will give you the confidence and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies.

Who should attend?
Nominated workplace first aiders, or anyone wanting a comprehensive introduction to first aid.

What you will learn?

The course will give you the knowledge and confidence to deal with a first aid emergency in the workplace.

Course content?

Health and safety (first aid) regulations
Managing an incident
The priorities of first aid
Basic Life Support including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Accidents and illness
Using a first aid kit
Simple record keeping
Treatment of an unconscious casualty
Heart attacks & Angina
Clinical Shock
Wounds and Bleeding
Burns and scalds
Severe allergic reaction
Eye injuries
Low blood sugar
And more……..
Course duration?

Four days. The course is usually offered as four consecutive days; however, we also offer it as a split course over two or four weeks at some centres.
Since October 2009 this course has been three days following the changes announced by the HSE in workplace first aid training.

Assessment and certification?

After completing a final assessment successful candidates receive an HSE approved certificate valid for three years.
This course is legally compliant with the current Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981. Upon successful completion of this four day course, first aiders receive certification to allow them to practise for three years after which a re-qualification course becomes necessary (First aid at work refresher; 2 day).

First Aid at Work Refresher Courses

We offer a 1/2 day first aid annual refresher course based on the Emergency First Aid at Work (Appointed Persons). This is suitable for companys who wants to maintain their staffs experience and qualifications and is especially relevant to high risk industrys and operations.

First aid at work (3 day) re-qualification (2 Day)

This course updates the first aid skills for people who need to renew their statutory first aid at work certificate and whose existing certificate is still valid.

First aiders whose certificates have expired for more than 28 days must attend the full four day first aid at work course.

Who should attend?

This course is for people wishing to renew a valid first aid at work (4 day) certificate.

What you will learn?

The course aims to update and refresh your knowledge of the First aid at work syllabus, while allowing time for revision and practice sessions in preparation for a final assessment.

Course content?

The course includes an update of first aid knowledge and skills and a revision of workplace requirements.

Course duration?

Two days.

The duration of this course will not be affected by the changes announced by the HSE for workplace first aid training, which come into affect in October 2009.

Changes to first aid at work regulations on October 1st 2009
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced the biggest changes to the first aid at work regulations for over a quarter of a century. From 1 October 2009 the four day First aid at work course (FAW) will become a three day course and a new one day Emergency first aid at work course (EFAW) will be created. The HSE strongly recommends that first aiders do an Annual refresher course. 

How many first aiders do I require?
The relevant regulations are the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. This guidance to the regulations sets out the difference between a 'first aider' and an 'appointed person'.

In any company, the number and type of first aid personnel would be based on an risk assessment. Employers need to consider-

workplace hazards and risks
the size of the organisation
the organisation's history of accidents
the nature and distribution of the workforce
the remoteness of the site from emergency medical services
the needs of travelling, remote and lone workers
employees working on shared or multi-occupied sites
annual leave and other absences of first aiders and appointed persons.