Emergency First Aid at Work

The EFAW is to enable a candidate to be able to act as an appointed person to take charge of first aid arrangements, including looking after the equipment and facilities.

Course information

Key learnings

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 actions;
◊ 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 seizure);
• 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 course will give you the knowledge and confidence to deal with a first aid emergency in the workplace.

Additional information

All delegates also receive a course pack including a first aid manual and personal First Aid Kit.


Small to medium low risk companies

Large companies wishing to back up their FAW trained staff.


The qualification is assessed as set out below:
• Continual assessment by the tutor;
• Completion of the Final Worksheet to the satisfaction of the course tutor.

Course duration

One Day Course

Course type

In person

Course provider

SMG Safety

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Emergency First Aid at Work