Emergency First Aid at Work Training

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What is Emergency First Aid At Work?

Emergency first aid at work level 2 (EFAW) is a one-day course that covers the basics of first aid treatment in an emergency situation, such as an incident or accident in the workplace, or the sudden illness of a colleague or customer.

The course is taught by experienced, qualified trainers, and can be delivered either on site at your place of work, or as an open course at a local training venue.

The emergency first aid at work level 2 course leads to a nationally recognised qualification that is valid for three years, even if you change employer.

 

Why is Emergency First Aid At Work training important?

It equips employees with the skills and knowledge to provide initial emergency care in the event of an injury or illness in the workplace. It helps to ensure that prompt and appropriate action is taken to minimize the impact of an injury or illness, and can potentially save lives. Having trained first aiders on site can also help to create a safer working environment and promote a culture of health and safety in the workplace. Additionally, employers have a legal obligation to provide adequate first aid provision in the workplace, and emergency first aid at work training is one way to meet this requirement

 

Who should take Emergency First Aid At Work training?

This course is designed for appointed first aiders in low risk workplaces, such as offices and retail establishments where there are small numbers of staff, typically between 25 and 50 workers.

Low risk environments with more than 50 workers should consider the 3-day First Aid at Work course.

The emergency first aid at work level 2 course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to deal appropriately with casualties, reducing the impact of injuries and illnesses, and potentially saving lives.

The course is also designed to enable employers to meet their first aid obligations under current health and safety law, and to create a safe place of work for employees.

 

Can anybody take an Emergency First Aid course?

There are no pre-requisites for attending an emergency first aid at work level 2 course. The course is open to all employees over the age of 16 who are physically able to perform the required and assessed tasks, including resuscitation.

Special provisions can be made for delegates with certain physical disabilities or learning difficulties, to enable them to play an active role in first aid provision. Please discuss your needs with our training team who will advise on whether this is possible, and if it is, create a bespoke training plan to accommodate the specific needs of these candidates.

 

What do you learn on the course?

The emergency first aid at work level 2 course is a one day course that will teach you all the skills, knowledge and techniques you need to offer essential emergency medical treatment. You will learn how to manage illnesses and injuries effectively until the paramedics, or other medical professionals, arrive.

The emergency first aid at work level 2 course covers the most common health and safety incidents you may be faced with as a first aider, including:

  • Acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Treating an unconscious casualty (including seizure)
  • Choking
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor injuries
  • Preventing cross infection
  • Recording incidents and actions
  • The use of available equipment

 

What does the training cover?

The emergency first aid at work level 2 course has a number of defined learning outcomes. At the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Understand their role as a first aider and their responsibilities to the workforce
  • Be able to quickly and accurately assess an incident and prioritise their response
  • Know how to treat an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Know how to treat an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Know how to help a casualty who is choking
  • Know how to treat external bleeding
  • Know how to recognise a casualty who is in shock and respond appropriately
  • Know how to treat a range of minor injuries

 

Where is the training held?

To give you the most relevant advice, we usually come to your premises and provide on-site training. However, we can also host the training at one of our nationwide training locations. Just let us know your requirements and we will make the necessary arrangements.

 

How long does the training last?

The emergency first aid at work level 2 course comprises 6 hours of guided learning, usually delivered in a single day. Open courses generally run from 9am to 4.15pm, however in-house training can be delivered at different times to suit your shift patterns or peak work periods.

 

Is there an assessment?

In order to qualify for the emergency first aid at work level 2 qualification, candidates must attend all parts of the course and demonstrate competency in a number of first aid procedures. The course is continually assessed throughout the day to ensure appropriate learning and skill development and each candidate must be able to show their understanding of the following first aid procedures:

  • The recovery position – for unresponsive casualties who are breathing normally
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – for unresponsive casualties who are not breathing normally
  • Treatment of external bleeding for a casualty in shock.

Do we receive a certificate?

Yes, The certificate is a way of demonstrating that you have completed the training and are qualified to provide emergency first aid at work.

 

How long does the certificate last?

An Emergency First Aid at Work certificate is valid for three years. This certificate is specific to the employee, so will go with you if you change employers during this time.

 

How often should the training be carried out?

Though there is no specific EFAW refresher course, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that first aid skills and knowledge be updated and refreshed annually.

 

How much is an the training course?

We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for convenient, tailored emergency first aid at work training. Talk to our friendly team today on 0808 164 9690 and see how we can help you take better care of your team.

All prices exclude VAT.

Upcoming Emergency First Aid at Work Training Courses

Course Name & Location Individual price Group price Duration Date

Emergency First Aid at Work Training – Liverpool

Individual price: £195
Group price: £545
Duration: 1 day Date: 01/06/2024

Emergency First Aid at Work Training – Newcastle upon Tyne

Individual price: £195
Group price: £545
Duration: 1 day Date: 02/06/2024

Emergency First Aid at Work Training – Leeds

Individual price: £195
Group price: £545
Duration: 1 day Date: 03/06/2024

Emergency First Aid at Work Training – Birmingham

Individual price: £195
Group price: £542
Duration: 1 day Date: 12/06/2024

Emergency First Aid at Work Training – Bristol

Individual price: £195
Group price: £545
Duration: 1 day Date: 13/06/2024

Emergency First Aid at Work Training – London

Individual price: £195
Group price: £545
Duration: 1 day Date: 14/06/2024

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