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Emergency First Aid at Work
- 1 Day
- 3 Days
- People 14+ years old
- People in a Group Price per person | Minimum of 6 people
One- or Three-Day First Aid Courses
- HSE approved
- Inclusive learning
- Practical hands-on
- Tea & coffee included
- Warm, relaxed facilities
In comparison to some European countries such as Finland, the UK has higher mortality rates due to poor first aid awareness and response. There can often be an attitude of fear or misunderstanding when it comes to first aid.
When it comes to common first aid training the like of St Johns, Red Cross or in our case WorkSafe offer a suite of first aid training courses. Which one you choose is easier than you might think because there are only two types of Health and Safety Executive approved first aid courses. First Aid at Work (FAW) is a minimum three-day course and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) is a minimum six-hour course.
Recommended best practice is to have a minimum number of FAW trained personnel supported by a larger number of EFAW trained personnel. Ideally there should always be a FAW trained person available onsite during all opening/work times with EFAW trained personnel for support.
e.g. At ACE Adventure all senior management that work onsite and activity trip leaders are FAW trained. All other activity staff are EFAW trained. All other staff are encouraged to be EFAW trained.
- First Aid ID Card
- Quality first aid manual
- Packed lunch
- Footwear suitable for uneven ground
- Raincoat (good idea to bring waterproof trousers)
Courses are held either at ACE Auchnagairn or nearby at Relugas Gardens or Logie Steading Long Room depending on course size. Participants will be given clear directions during the day.
If you have a large first aid training requirement courses can be tailored to your specific requirement and delivered at any location.
WorkSafe Training Systems is a UK based independent training provider approved by the Health and Safety Executive to provide First Aid Instructor Training designed to meet the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
WorkSafe first aid courses are based on UK Resuscitation Guidelines.
There is a range of First Aid Courses to choose from tailored to common requirements. Each variation will cover the minimum relevant information to meet the HSE minimum requirements for either FAW or EFAW.
HSE approved Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) – One-Day Course
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) is the minimum Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirement for the “First Aid Regulations 1981”.
This one-day course covers the essential basics of First Aid including; understanding the role of the first aider, scene assessment, administer first aid to a casualty for unconscious, seizure, CPR, wounded, bleeding, shock, choking & other minor injuries.
EFAW is not designed for people managing an emergency situation for extended periods of time or where the complexity of injuries is likely to be great. The appropriate course is First Aid at Work.
The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
This is a short six-hour training programme designed to meet the requirements of The Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations Act 1981.
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities and people so employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work. For more information read www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg214.pdf.
The syllabus for EFAW is derived from the guidance issued by HSE and stipulates on completion candidates should be able to undertake the following actions:
- Understand the role of the first aider, including reference to the use of available equipment, the need for recording incidents and actions, the importance of basic hygiene in first-aid procedures
- Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely. Promptly and effectively in an emergency
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious and/or in seizure
- Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding and or in shock
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
- Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries
Training must be delivered over a minimum of six contact hours.
HSE approved First Aid at Work (FAW) Course
First Aid at Work (FAW) fully meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirement for the “First Aid Regulations 1981.”
This three-day course will enable candidates to competently demonstrate; Act safely, promptly & effectively in an emergency, administer first aid to a casualty for unconscious, seizure, CPR, wounded, bleeding, burns, brakes & tears, eyes, poisoning, asphyxiation, shock, choking & other minor injuries. Appropriate transport of casualty. Common major illness, maintain records. Hygiene, legal framework for first aid at work, first aid equipment & role of the first aider.
The First Aid at Work (FAW)
This 18-hour course is split over three days and is the required level of first aid training for medium to high-risk workplace environments. There is an emphasis on practical application which will enable the first aider to confidently undertake first aid in the workplace for a wide range of common injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
The course is designed to meet the requirements of The Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. These regulations are defined in the Health & Safety Executive Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (ACOP) document L74.
The ACOP provides a list of competencies to which the qualified first aider should be able to demonstrate competence on completion of a FAW programme. This list of competencies provide the outline syllabus for Worksafe First Aid at Work and includes the ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs to administer first aid for;
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Unconscious casualty
- Wounded or bleeding
- Burns and scalds
- Injury to bones, muscles & joints
- Eye injury
- Transport a casualty if required
- Recognise common major illnesses and take appropriate action
- Maintain simple factual records for the medics, doctors or hospital
Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of first aid at work, in particular;
- Importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures
- The legal framework for first aid provision at work
- The use of first aid equipment provided at the workplace
- The role of the first aider in emergency procedures
Training must be delivered over a minimum of 18 contact hours.