During the Emergency First Aid course, you’ll learn techniques and topics regarded important by the HSE. These include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the recovery position and abdominal thrusts for choking. This training supports workplace compliance with legislation such as The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, which states that First Aiders must receive suitable training, relevant to the risk level within their workplace.
Who needs Emergency First Aid at Work training?
Emergency First Aid is ideal for any size company, but it is particularly designed for low-risk businesses. The qualification provides the basic knowledge to deal with an emergency situation. A company risk assessments should identify their specific First Aid requirements and outline the number and type of First Aiders the workplace requires. Guidance is available in the HSE’s recommendations in this advice sheet. For higher-risk workplaces or those looking for a more in-depth First Aid course, consider our 3 day First Aid at Work course.
Emergency First Aid Syllabus
A range of subjects are covered including
- Role and Responsibilities of a First Aider
- Assessing an Incident
- Unresponsive Casualties
- External Bleeding
- Minor Injuries
The Emergency First Aid course requires a minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required.
Ideally, the course would run over one day, but can be spread over a longer time period if you so desire, providing it is completed within 4 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.
Candidates must pass both a practical assessment and an exam paper to achieve the qualification and be awarded the certificate.
The qualification is valid for 3 years, when a refresher course is required, with successful assessment in order to requalify and and to continue to practice as a First Aider.
All our courses are accredited by Awarding Organisations and the Emergency First Aid at Work course content is regulated by OFQUAL and CCEA.
For further information, see the Qualification Specification.
Each practice task is assessed by the course tutor, both to coach for improvement and to verify learner capability in the performance of each technique.
At the end of the course there is theory assessment in the form of an examination paper with 10 multiple-choice questions.
In-House / On-site courses
If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. Arko Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK . To learn more why not simply complete the Request a Quote form. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.