Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
- Key points
- Who is this suitable for?
As part of the Health and Safety (First Aid) at Work Regulations 1981, employers are required to ensure that their staff receive immediate medical attention in the event of their being taken ill or becoming injured at work. With 555,000 workplace injuries having been recorded in 2018 alone, delegates who are responsible for the health and wellbeing of their colleagues are recommended to undertake the one-day Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course, teaching them everything they need to know to safely and efficiently administer first aid in the event of a medical emergency.
- Experience: Delegates must be in a position of responsibility regarding the health and safety of their colleagues/peers
- Duration: One day
- Assessment: Theory test and ongoing practical assessment throughout the course
- Teaching method: Classroom-based learning which can be delivered in-house or at one of SOCOTEC’s training facilities across the UK
Emergency First Aid at Work – aims/objectives
The EFAW course will equip delegates with all of the required skills to successfully respond to a range of emergency first aid situations, including choking, unconsciousness, shock, external bleeding and other common workplace injuries. They will learn how to manage and prioritise during an incident, gaining an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a first aider, as well as learning how to assess and prioritise during an emergency.
Emergency First Aid at Work course structure
To complete the EFAW course, delegates will be required to complete a theoretical examination condensing all of their newfound knowledge. This will be interspersed with regular practical assessments, where delegates will put their first aid training skills into practice.
Please note that the EFAW course includes training in the basic use and management of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Delegates must ensure that they are in good physical health so as they are not prevented from participating in the practical demonstration.
Who is the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work suitable for?
The Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work course is recommended for those who have a designated responsibility to provide medical help in a range of low risk emergency situations in their place of work. The EFAW course is also suitable for those who are responsible for providing emergency first aid within voluntary and community activities.
Emergency First Aid at Work – course outcomes
Upon successful completion of the EFAW course, delegates will be awarded a Level 3 certificate as proof of their competence to act as an emergency first aider to members of staff who are injured or have taken ill in low risk working environments. Certification will expire three years after it is first issued, with delegates required to undertake EFAW refresher training to further update their skills and knowledge.
Emergency First Aid at Work – course overview
Throughout the EFAW course, delegates will learn how to identify and respond to a range of illness and injuries within the workplace. Subject matter has been written in line with the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1981, as well as guidelines from the UK Resuscitation Council, and includes:
- How to assess an incident
- How to manage an unresponsive casualty
- CPR and AED
- The recovery position
- Cuts/grazes/bruises/external bleeding
- Minor burns and scalds
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