Emergency First Aid at Work course
Our six-hour Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is designed to give candidates an in-depth understanding of the importance of recognising when casualties may need first aid, providing lifesaving interventions and getting qualified help without delay.
This course takes account of the common types of injuries that may occur at work and examines each topic covered on the course in detail. It has been designed in accordance with the UK Resuscitation Council guidelines 2015 and updated in line with the Covid-19 guidance.
Course aims and objectives:
On this course, candidates will learn:
- An understanding of the legislation surrounding first aid.
- An understanding of the primary survey and chain of survival.
- How to provide safe and effective cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults and children, including managing unresponsive but breathing casualties into the recovery position.
- An understanding of the importance of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and how to use it effectively.
- Practical care and treatment of casualties suffering with different conditions and injuries, including wound care, burns, fractures, shock, choking, asthma, anaphylaxis, hypoglycaemia, heart attack, stroke and seizures.
- This course is delivered face-to-face.
- This course can take a maximum of 12 candidates.
- The range of emergency situations that require immediate first aid treatment or interventions.
- How to assess casualties and manage responsive and unresponsive casualties.
- How to treat and manage adult, children and infant casualties.
- Various scenario-based practical activities, allowing candidates to demonstrate correct actions and interventions
- Types of injuries and statistics
- First aid kit
- Record keeping and legislations
- Chain of survival
- Primary survey
- Resuscitation (adults and paediatric)
- Automated external defibrillator (AED)
- Recovery position
- Heart attack
- Bleeding: bandaging (dressing wounds)