Emergency First Aid at Work

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is aimed at those who feel that they do not need a full 3 day First Aid at Work course and just want to cover the essentials.

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Course Information

First Aid in the Workplace is absolutely vital, and an invaluable life skill for any individual or team. Although First Aid at Work is a legal requirement, employers do not need to ensure that every single member of staff is fully qualified. However, we find that in many businesses it is prudent to ensure that every team member has at least knowledge of the basics of emergency First Aid.

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is designed for people who feel that they do not need a full 3 day First Aid at Work course.


The EFAW requires 6 hours of teaching time. This can be taught over one day; two half-days or evening sessions, or three 2 hour sessions. Split courses attract an extra charge, and any breaks taken are in addition to the 6 hours. Please note that the course must be completed within 3 weeks of the start date.


Assessment is in the form of practical exercises and a straightforward multiple choice paper, and candidates must pass both elements to qualify.

Please note that candidates must be able to perform exercises at floor level where required. It is a requirement of all regulated courses that the candidate should be able to communicate effectively with Emergency Services and, although this is not assessed formally, your instructor must be satisfied that this is the case. As such, all the question papers are in English and a reader will be provided if candidates have literacy concerns or learning difficulties.

With regards to classroom based learning, every precaution has been taken to ensure that courses meet Covid-19 safety measures. Every candidate will have their temperature checked on arrival (anybody showing a temperature over 37.8C will be asked to leave).

We maintain a strict 2 metre separation during seated learning, masks are worn in the event that candidates are required to be closer than 2 metres, and the majority of materials used are disposable, including mannequin lungs. (Any non-disposable materials are fully sanitised).


Once qualified, the certificate is valid for 3 years, at the end of which candidates will need to attend a one-day EFAW to requalify. It is recommended by HSE that all first aiders should do an annual 3 hour refresher course to keep their skills up-to-date.


We book a maximum of 12 people per trainer. Larger groups can be accommodated with additional trainers.


For an exclusive course where you provide the venue we charge £490.00 plus VAT (London postcodes £550.00 plus VAT) for up to 12 candidates (equal to approximately £41pp). For in-house groups of 6 or less the price is only £440.00 plus VAT (London postcodes £500.00 plus VAT). Alternatively we run regular open courses in Hastings, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells at a charge of £90.00pp plus VAT. Please note that transport charges for off-shore courses will be charged at cost.

Course content

We are happy to adapt our training to meet your particular needs within the constraints of the EFAW syllabus. Courses cover:

  • First Aid and the Law
  • Incident Management
  • Acting safely including prevention of cross-infection
  • Recording incidents
  • Safe use of First Aid equipment
  • Unconscious Casualty management including recovery position
  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • AED usage
  • Seizures
  • Wounds & bleeds including tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings
  • Shock
  • Burns

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