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First Aid at Work (FAW) – 3 day – £995 (Education/ Voluntary Sector rate: £795)
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) – 1 day – £395 (Education/ Voluntary Sector rate: £315)
Why these particular First Aid Courses?
First Aid at Work (FAW) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) are the HSE designated First Aid Courses for first aiders in the workplace. Unless you’re looking for a paediatric qualification (for children under 13) then you’re almost certainly looking for one of these. We often run these First Aid Courses in Cumbria and throughout the North.
EFAW is a one day course. FAW is a three day course, however special two day ‘requal’ courses are possible for those who have an in-date FAW certificate. There is six hours of engaging content each day, usually delivered over a seven hour period with an hour for lunch and breaks.
Unlike with Paediatric courses, there are no specific rules on how many first aiders a workplace (or other organisation) needs. However, the law does require every workplace to carry out a First Aid needs assessment. You then need to make sure that your equipment and number of First Aid trained staff are appropriate to the Risk Assessment.
For adult courses, we offer clients the choice between our own certificates and QCA-recognised Level 3 awards. Both meet the HSE standards for workplace First Aid qualifications. The Level 3 certificates also have the advantage of being recognised educational award. They also guarantee you a slightly easier ride if anybody ever decides to look into the quality of your training. That’s more than possible if there is an incident where First Aid training comes into play.
Before your course, we will get in touch with you in plenty of time. We will let you know what you need to wear (something comfortable, basically). We’ll also let you know what you need to bring (really, not a lot!). At the end of the day, we’ll send off for your certificate which you’ll receive within a couple of weeks. Temporary (non-QCA) certificates are available on request if you need something to show your employer right away.
What Will I Learn?
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Syllabus:
- The role of the first aider
- Preventing cross-infection
- RIDDOR (recording incidents)
- First aid equipment
- Assessing situations
- Unconscious casualty
- AED (defibrillator) use
- Wounds and bleeding
- Minor injuries
- HSE first aid regulations.
First Aid at Work (FAW) Syllabus:
[All of the above as well as: ]
- Injuries to bones/ muscles/ joints
- Suspected spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Eye injuries
- Sudden poisoning
- Anaphylactic shock
- Other allergic reactions
- Heart attack and heart conditions
Sometimes, clients booking EFAW courses ask us to go over an item or two that isn’t on the syllabus. This may well be possible if time permits.
Control of catastrophic bleeding is a topic that’s often requested these days. Although it’s not on the standard EFAW/ FAW syllabus, we are more than happy to cover it. We expect that it may be added to the standard First Aid Course syllabus when the Resuscitation Council next update their guidance in 2020.
Courses are taught inline with HSE and Ofsted standards, with protocols taken as required from the Voluntary Services Manual, complied by St Johns Ambulance the the Red Cross. Resuscitation protocols are taken from the latest guidance from the Resuscitation Council. This is updated every five years and we work hard to make sure we are up to date.