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Course overview

Our Emergency First Aid at Work Course (EFAW) runs from 9:00 – 16:00.

The EFAW training syllabus covers some important general first aid topics, including:

  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the first aider?
  • How should incidents be recorded and reported using a Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) form?
  • What should a first aid kit contain?
  • In a first aid emergency, how should you assess the situation and respond.

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Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this emergency first aid at work course.

Modules breakdown

The course will also educate employees on how to handle a wide range of specific work-related situations, as well as teaching them cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Over the course of the emergency first aid training day, they will be taught how to deal with:

  • Minor cuts, grazes, splinters, and burns
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Fractures
  • Strokes
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Heart attacks and angina
  • Unconscious colleagues
  • Use of AEDs

Some of our clients who trust us with their training:

choking scenario on our first aid course

Other Information

Do my employees need this course?

Some companies only require emergency training following a first aid risk assessment – in such cases, our 1-day emergency first aid at work course is sufficient and first aiders only need to receive the EFAW qualification. Depending on the outcome of the assessment, other businesses may need more extensive training for the first aid at work (FAW) qualification.

SIA Badge holders should now hold an Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification. This course is accepted by SIA.

EFAW exams and assessment

Candidates will be assessed by their trainer throughout the data to ensure that all learning outcomes are achieved. Successful learners will receive an FAIB-accredited emergency first aid at work qualification.

Other relevant information

Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures required to meet HSE assessment criteria.

This course complies with Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981 and updates learners of any change in practice and guidelines.

Very positive feedback from all staff who were on the training, great trainers and they made the topic interesting and easy to understand.

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We work with some of the UK’s most well-known industry employers who trust us with their training requirements.


We promise you quality training that will not only provide the accreditation you need but the competence and practical skills to confidently apply safe, methodical working processes in your chosen field.


We offer you high quality, low cost training fees at all of our industry leading training centres.


All our training staff are fully qualified industry experts and have 10 years+ experience working within their industry sector.


We have invested over £250,000 to create the best possible training facilities, incorporating real-life practical scenarios to prepare you for the workplace.


Our first aid courses are accredited by the First Aid Industry Board (FAIB).

Frequently Asked EFAW Questions

What does efaw qualification mean?

EFAW stands for Emergency First Aid at Work.

How much time is required to complete a efaw first aid course?

One day (6 hours) is required to complete the EFAW first aid course.

How long does an efaw certificate last?

The EFAW certificate lasts 3 years before you need to re-take it.

What does the Emergency First Aid at Work Course (EFAW) consist of?

The most frequent type of First Aid Training is the Emergency First Aid at Work Course (EFAW). It takes 1 day and teaches you how to provide the proper treatment in emergency circumstances. You'll learn about the fundamentals of first aid, as well as advanced techniques to help you save lives. You'll apply what you've learned in a hands-on exercise where you'll use dummies and other equipment. Topics include how to stop bleeding, treat burns, and give CPR.

How is the EFAW course assessed?

The Emergency First Aid at Work Training Course is assessed during the session and does not have an end-of-course test. You pass on the same day as long as you follow what is being taught and are able to demonstrate what you've learnt.

Is e-learning possible?

Unfortunately, this is not possible because government regulations state that First Aid Training must be provided in person.

Are there age requirements to sit the efaw course?

You must be at least 16 years old to obtain an EFAW Certificate. You may begin training as early as 14 years old, but you won't receive a certificate until you're 16.