Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

A one-day course of six hours aimed at introducing a systematic method of First Aid. This mixes practical learning with scenarios of real situations.

The basic First Aider can take control of an incident in the absence of a standard First Aider. He/She can be the Appointed Person within the workplace. He/She ensures that an ambulance or other professional medical help is summoned when appropriate.

Course Content:

  • Vital signs – conscious level, breathing, pulse, temperature, colour
  • Emergency Action – a methodical system to manage emergencies safely
  • Airway Problems – recognising airway problems and managing the airway
  • Breathing Problems – coping with choking
  • Circulation Problems – shock, chest pain, collapsing, heart stoppage
  • Unconsciousness – collapsing, what can it be? What do you do?
  • Bleeding – treating bleeding from open wounds
  • CPR – cardiopulmonary resuscitation, UK and European resuscitation guidelines