Emergency First Aid at Work
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Emergency First Aid at Work


Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 6 hour course

First Aid trained personnel in the workplace is a requirement of Health & Safety regulations. Learners who pass the Emergency First Aid at Work course can act as First Aiders, dependent upon the individual type of business and completed First Aid risk assessment. First Aiders can then act to prevent situations becoming worse and can reduce potential sick leave through prompt emergency action. They will also be able to use provided first aid box equipment with confidence.

Aims of the First Aid (EFAW) course:

To enable learners/candidates to have the confidence, get the appropriate emergency medical help and give safe, prompt & effective First Aid to a casualty in the workplace following an injury or illness using materials to hand, or any Health and Safety approved first aid equipment.

Objectives of the (EFAW) course:

On successful completion of the EFAW course, each candidate will be able to demonstrate that they are able to, act safely, promptly and effectively with emergencies at work, use first aid equipment provided by the employer, including the contents of a first aid box. Understand the duties of employers and the legal framework, maintain simple factual records on what they have done regarding any treatment or management of an emergency, recognise the importance of maintaining personal hygiene in first aid procedures.
They will also be able to deal with a casualty who requires Basic Life Support CPR cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, is unconscious, is bleeding or wounded, is suffering from shock is suffering from an injury to bones, muscles or joints, has been burned or scalded, has an eye injury, has been overcome by gas, fumes, other poisons or harmful substances, recognise major illnesses and take the appropriate action, recognise minor illnesses and take the appropriate action, manage the transportation of a casualty to the nearest Hospital Accident and Emergency department as required by the circumstances, or agreed ways of working of the workplace.

Syllabus (EFAW):

The course contains not only theory but, Question and Answer sessions it also includes a few practical sessions to allow the candidates to gain valuable experience in a safe classroom environment.
Candidates will need to be suitably dressed for the course and able to sit or lay on the floor and perform CPR Basic Life Support skills on a manikin.

Other Resources:

For more details about risk assessment and first aid requirements please visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/index.htm