TQUK Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
The Emergency First Aid at Work course (EFAW) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that there is no requirement for a fully trained first aider for their workplace.
This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become an Emergency First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982.
The recommended course duration is 1 day and topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency First Aider, assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness and assisting a casualty who is suffering from injury and illness. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration.
The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 6 hours over 1 day.
All successful students will be issued with a Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their achievement. The HSE dictate, that to be valid in the workplace, learners must retake the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification before the expiry of 3 years from the date that the original qualification was achieved. The HSE state that the full Emergency First Aid at Work qualification must be taken again to be valid in the workplace.
This course must be delivered as a 100% classroom course and cannot be delivered via online or blended training to comply with the HSE requirements. Candidates completing our EFAW courses receive access to our video library for refreshing skills and reference.
This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.
QCF Qualification Details
Course Title: Emergency First Aid at Work
Credit Value: 1
The following syllabus meets the HSE requirements laid down for course content as follows:
First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules
Fears of First Aid
Unconscious Breathing and Recovery Position
The Heart, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attacks and CPR
One Rescuer CPR
Chest Only Compressions
CPR Handover to a Second Rescuer
Other Primary Care First Aid Problems
Adult Choking, Conscious and Unconscious
Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds
Spinal Injury Management
Burns and Scalds
Anaphylactic Shock and Allergies
Seizures and Epilepsy
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria for our EFAW Course
1 Understand the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
1.2 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Describe how to complete an incident report form
1.4 Identify the first aid equipment available and describe how it can be used safely
2 Know how to assess an incident
2.1 Describe how to conduct a scene survey
2.2 Describe how to make a primary survey of a casualty
2.3 Identify when and how to call for help
3 Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
3.1 Demonstrate how to assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
3.2 Demonstrate how to open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
3.3 Demonstrate how to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position that maintains an open airway and explain why it is important
3.4 Describe how to treat a casualty who is in seizure
4 Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
4.1 Demonstrate how to administer effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin
5 Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
5.1 Describe how to identify a casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway obstruction
5.2 Demonstrate how to treat a casualty who is choking
6 Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
6.1 Demonstrate how to control severe external bleeding
7 Manage a casualty who is in shock
7.1 Describe signs and symptoms of shock
7.2 Demonstrate how to manage a casualty who is in shock
8 Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury
8.1 Describe how to manage a casualty with:
Small cuts, grazes and bruises
Minor burns and scalds
The HSE recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher course and our online course meets this requirement.
If you are looking for a First Aid course in the Norwich or Norfolk area, with a certified certificate at the end then we are the only company you need. First Aid at Work Norfolk has posted several new dates for the following courses: TQUK level 2 EFAW, TQUK level 3 Paediatric 12hr Ofsted recommended course and TQUK level 3 FAW.