Emergency First Aid at Work – (HSE approved)
On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
- Understand the role of the first aider including reference to the use of available equipment and the need for recording incidents and actions;
- Understand the importance of basic hygiene in first-aid procedures; 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 and / or in seizure;
- Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding and / or in shock;
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
- Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries.
The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is a one day course with a minimum of 6 contact hours, not to include breaks.
The course is continually assessed by the tutor throughout the training. There is no final practical assessment.
On completion of the course to the required standard students are awarded the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. This is certified through an awarding body and includes HSE approval number.