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Emergency First Aid at Work

Course duration:One day

Venue:The course can be delivered at the customer's venue subject to the availability of a suitable area.

Requalification requirements:This Foundation Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and the assessments in order to remain qualified.

Learner to Trainer Ratio

In order to ensure that classes are of a size that Trainers can effectively deliver and invigilate the practical and theory assessments for this qualification, the learner to Trainer ratio should not exceed 12:1.

Aim of Qualification

The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.

Assessment Methods

There are two methods of assessment, to be used to ensure that learners have gained the required knowledge, skills and understanding relating to EFAW:

1.Practical assessment: -

this is observed by the Trainer throughout the course and includes the following:

CPR Assessment: The learner must demonstrate CPR on a resuscitation manikin on the floor. The learner must also demonstrate the ability to attach an AED correctly and follow instructions.

Unconscious Casualty Assessment :The learner must demonstrate the treatment of an unconscious casualty who is on the floor.

Wounds Bleeding and Shock Assessment: The learner must demonstrate the treatment of bleeding including the application of a sling, dressings and shocked casualty positioning.

Choking Assessment: The learner must demonstrate knowledge of the correct treatment for a choking casualty including back blows, and abdominal thrusts.


Workbook will be completed throughout the day or at the end of the course. This must be completed under examination conditions.