First Aid

These first aid training courses provide “adequate and appropriate” training as required in the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Employer’s responsibilities include having sufficiently qualified first-aiders assigned to cope with any problems and emergencies.

First Aid Training Courses

We offer both Emergency First-Aid at Work (EFAW) and First-Aid at Work (FAW) first aid training courses, which are currently the only two approved First-Aid in the Workplace qualifications.

It is recommended that employers assess their first aid needs by identifying specific hazards at work and ensuring that sufficient first aid equipment, facilities and personnel are available to deal with the possible consequences.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) recommends considering these factors when assessing first aid needs:

  1. Nature of the work and workplace hazards and risks.
  2. Size of the organisation.
  3. Nature of the workforce.
  4. Organisation’s history of accidents.
  5. Needs for travelling, remote and lone workers.
  6. Work patterns.
  7. Distribution of the workforce.
  8. The remoteness of the site in relation to emergency medical services.
  9. Employees working on shared or multi-occupied sites.
  10. Annual leave and other absences of first-aiders and appointed persons.
  11. First aid provision for non-employees.

Emergency First-Aid At Work (EFAW)

This qualification is obtained after successfully completing a one day course and meets the legal obligations of small, low-risk companies for the provision of first aid in emergencies.

On completion, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to administer the right treatment effectively and efficiently in a range of emergencies. The trainee will learn the correct practices, enabling them to deliver practical and safe first aid in a variety of potentially life-threatening situations.

The EFAW course outline:

  1. Understanding the role and responsibility of a first-aider.
  2. Be able to assess an incident.
  3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.
  4. Basic use of an AED (automated external defibrillator).
  5. Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
  6. Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding.
  7. Manage a casualty who is in shock.
  8. Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury.

The course is assessed through practical assessment and a multiple-choice exam.

First-Aid At Work (FAW)

This is a three-day course providing a full set of practical skills. It is designed for larger organisations and those working in potentially more hazardous situations, such as construction and engineering.

It is a very practical course, and attendees are expected to take an active role in their own learning, including playing the part of casualties.

This course covers how to deal with a wide range of situations, including:

  1. The Role of the First-Aider.
  2. Managing an Emergency.
  3. Communication & Casualty Care.
  4. Bleeding.
  5. Burns.
  6. Eye Injuries.
  7. Head Injuries.
  8. Poisoning.
  9. Shock & Stroke.
  10. And much more.

Successful completion of the course is based on continuous assessment and written assignments.