Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

It is paramount that you can trust the person who will care for you if you are injured or suddenly ill at work and equally important that they have the training to help and support you.


This course is suitable for anyone who might need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill at work.


The course covers a wide range of injuries and illnesses.

1 Days


Minimum 6 Hours


£80 per person


Learners successfully completing this course will be entitled to act as a first aider in the workplace.


This course complies with the Health & Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

(Appendix 6 Content of an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Course)

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) enables learners to gain knowledge and competencies to deal with the more common (and serious) emergency first aid situations.


Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe and effective emergency first aid

in situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.

Who is this qualification for ?

This course is designed to be taken by anyone who is required to undertake such training under the 

Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

This Emergency First Aid at Work course may be more suitable where a needs assessment has identified a

low-risk work environment.

Course Requirements

Learners will be required to complete theory and practical assessments.

Each learner will be evaluated by the trainer to ensure they meet the minimum standards to

complete the course or qualification.

Qualification Structure

In accordance with Appendix 6 of the H&S (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

On completion of training of the EFAW course, successful candidates should have satisfactorily demonstrated

competence in all of the subject areas listed in Appendix 6 and be able to:


Appendix 6

  • understand the role of the first-aider, including reference to:

    • the importance of preventing cross infection;

    • the need for recording incidents and actions;

    • use of available equipment;

  • 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 (including seizure);

  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator;

  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;

  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;

  • administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;

  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries including:

    • small cuts;

    • grazes and bruises; 

    • minor burns and scalds;

    • small splinters.


Successful candidates will be awarded the Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate valid for 3 years