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.
A range of subjects are covered including
- Role and Responsibilities of a First Aider
- Assessing an Incident
- Unresponsive Casualties
- External Bleeding
- Minor Injuries
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.
First Aid is a theoretical AND highly practical subject. Learners must participate in numerous practical activities to demonstrate the techniques being taught (eg, CPR, the Recovery Position, etc).
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.