Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

Certificated emergency first aid training for small to medium businesses.

This 1-day emergency first aid course is ideal for smaller businesses with a requirement for certificated training that meets the national standards for first aid in the workplace. This course offers cost effective first aid training for employers that meets the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

Many businesses may be required to undertake a First Aid at Work course.  Further information about the HSE regulations on First Aid in the Workplace can be found in the Factsheet Download on the right of this page. If you are still unsure about the appropriate level of first aid training for you and your staff please contact us »

Course content

Core first aid training covers the essential skills required to assess & treat a casualty who is bleeding, unconscious or stopped breathing. This includes the basic skills needed in the work environment to ‘hold the fort’ until Paramedic help arrives.

  • Assessing vital signs
    Brain Activity, Breathing & Circulation
  • Approaching and assessing a casualty
    The A.B.C. of first aid
  • Recognising & treating medical  emergencies
    Heart attack, strokes & choking
  • Basic Life Support & defibrillators
    Performing CPR,  recognising cardiac arrest & using an AED (defibrillator)
  • Treating immediately life threatening conditions
    Bleeding, burns, scalds & shock
  • Taking action to prevent further deterioration
    Ensuring a safe airway, stabilising, bandaging & immobilising
  • Current regulations, record keeping & accident reporting
  • Common minor injuries
    Cuts, grazes, eye injury & soft tissue damage

This course is certificated & valid for three years. Further details of our certification including Ofqual approved courses can be found on our FAQ page »

Refresher courses

We now offer annual 3hr refresher courses as recommended by HSE. These courses help you stay up to date with your first aid skills and act as a handy renewal of your first aid training. For further details go to our annual refresher page »

Upcoming Courses

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At A Glance


Small and medium businesses with a low to medium risk work environment, service sector, retail, shops, food processing, warehousing, light engineering and construction.

Duration: 7 hours

Cost: £108/person (includes 20% VAT)

Factsheet Download

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First aid - dressing a head wound
Bandaging arm
Recovery position

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