Emergency First Aid at Work

Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners,

then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid - the Health and Safety

Executive (HSE).


All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their

casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.


Duration

A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could

be required.


Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:


• Responsibilities and reporting • Resuscitation and AED awareness • Burns

• Assessment of the situation • Anatomy • Choking

• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Minor injuries • Epilepsy

• Basic hygiene in First Aid • Bleeding control • Shock


Certification

Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the

HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.

The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.


Numbers

A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure

that the student is suitable for that role.