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HSE Emergency First Aid at Work

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Emergency First Aid at Work - A one day (minimum 6 hours teaching time) course. The course is for statutory and workplace needs. The EFAW course is designed to introduce a systematic method of first aid for managing casualties. The course is a balance of learning and practical intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course includes:

  • The fundamental workings of the body, in particular, the heart, lungs and airway
  • Recognising the difference between – healthy; ill; injured
  • Recording the baseline measurements of the vital body functions
  • Introduces a system to cope with all incidents as safely as possible
  • Covers the HSE syllabus for emergency first aiders at work according to the ’81 and ’97 regulations and the UK and European Resuscitation guidelines


The Content

First aid training with the REC scheme is easy and fun. The course is progressive by building on each session, introducing new scenarios to test all techniques. 

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
Understand the role of the first-aider, including reference to: 

  • the importance of preventing cross infection
  • the need for recording incidents and accidents
  • use of available equipment
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizures)
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).


The Qualification

  • Emergency First Aid at Work meets the requirements of the HSE Regulations and is valid for 3 years
  • Ability to maintain statutory first aid requirements for a place of work according to HSE ’81 and ’97 regulations

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