Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
HSE approved Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) - 1 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 long 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 (FAW)
- HSE Approved
- Inclusive Learning
- Practical Hands On
- Tea & Coffee included
- Warm relaxed facilities
- This course is not suited for people who have a first aid responsibility that may require the management of an emergency situation for extended periods of time or where the complexity of injury is great
What is Included
- First Aid ID Card
- Quality first aid manual
What You Need to Bring
- Packed lunch
- Footwear suitable for uneven ground
- Raincoat (good idea to bring waterproof trousers)
The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
This is a short six hour training programme designed to meet the requirements of the 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 6 contact hours.
There is a maximum of 12 candidates per course(for larger requirement please contact Jim directly via 01309 611 769). There is a maximum of 3 candidates per manikin to ensure everyone is participating at all times to get the most out of the learning experience.
Choose the correct First Aid Course
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) which is a minimum three day course and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) which is a minimum 6 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.
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 are 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.