With modern mobile communication, modern emergency service response times and the changing face of UK employment from a manufacturing to a service economy, first aid needs have changed. If the risk assessment is that employees may be faced with minor incidents that will not require further medical assistance or life-threatening incidents with further medical help no more than 10 minutes away, then the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) is the course that meets the criteria. The EFAW will equip an employee with all the necessary skills and knowledge to manage incidents as described above.
The course is an accredited qualification through the awarding body of ITC whose accredited OfQual and SQA framework. No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course.
- Vital Signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour
- Incident Management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents
- Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Breathing Problems – choking
- Circulation Problems – controlling external bleeding and treatment for shock
- Minor Injuries – small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters
- Safe best practice – minimise the risk if infection
- Record keeping – recording accidents, RIDDOR, First Aid kits, disposing safely of clinical waste
- Awareness of current regulations
Certificates are valid for three years. Candidates can requalify by attending an EFAW course before the expiry date shown on their certificate.