Emergency First Aid at Work


Key Features

  • Course Manual and Wall Certificate Included
  • 1 Day
  • Qualification valid for 3 years

Course Overview

This 1 day training course replaces the former ‘Appointed Person’ course and is suitable for employers who have identified a requirement for Emergency First Aiders in their first aid needs assessment. This course is run within the guidance set out in the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Key Subjects Covered

  • Scene Assessment
  • Barrier use
  • Primary Assessment
  • CPR – Chest Compressions
  • Serious Bleeding Management
  • Shock Management (inc Seizures)
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Choking Adult
  • Minor cuts, scrapes, bruises
  • Temperature-related injuries (Burns)
  • First Aid in the Workplace Regulations
  • Assessment of needs of the Workplace
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)


Typically this course is delivered in 1 day. However the mandatory 6 hours required by the HSE can also be delivered over a longer period of time should staff availability be a problem to your organisation.


None, candidates must be physically able to carry out the detailed procedures (see course overview)


The HSE no longer require an independent assessment of Emergency First Aid at Work candidates. Throughout the course you will be continually monitored and assessed and complete a multiple choice question paper

Course Accreditation

This course is valid for 3 years from the date of completion but the HSE recommend an update at least once a year.

This course can also gain you 6 hours of CPD Credit


To renew or refresh your Emergency at Work First Aid Certificate (EFAW), you will need to take the EFAW training course again once it has expired after 3 years. This is so you are aware of new techniques and advancements which will help you provide more effective treatment.

Scheduled Course(s)

If our published date(s) are not convenient then contact us to discuss your availability and we will see what we can arrange for you.

Have a group of four or more then please contact us as we can arrange a closed course for you on dates that are mutually convenient.