What is this qualification about?
Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements, and the one-day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.
What does this qualification cover?
The course develops the knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the safe, effective and prompt treatment of injuries and illness in the workplace. It includes understanding the role of the first aider with reference to: the importance of preventing cross infection; the need for recording incidents and actions; and use of available equipment. It also involves: Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency; administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure); administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation cpr; administering first aid to a casualty who is choking; administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding; administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock; providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
Who is it suitable for?
The qualification will benefit all who need to be introduced to emergency first aid in the workplace and those who require requalification training in emergency first aid in the workplace. If the risk assessment indicates that employees may be faced with life-threatening incidents where they have to manage the casualty for up to 10 minutes, or deal with very minor incidents that will not require medical assistance, then the EFAW is the course that meets this need. Candidates do not need prior experience and can enrol on the course if younger than 16 years of age.
What is the duration of the course?
The guided learning hours recommended are 8 hours which gives you one credit. The minimum tutor contact time on the EFAW is 6 hours, a one day course.
How is it assessed?
There is just one unit that is assessed and you must attend the full 6-hours contact time in order to fulfil the qualification ‘license to practice’ requirement. As well as a full attendance requirement you are continually assessed on each section of the programme
How can I be confident of quality?
We use an accredited ITC tutor who delivers these courses nationally.
How much will this cost?
The course costs £75+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon and unlimited tea and coffee. It also includes your registration fee which we pay to ITC First on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course manual, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.Course Not Available For Subscribers.
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