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Emergency First Aid at Work

Ensuring your staff are safe while doing your business

Description and Purpose

Employers are legally required to assess their workplace with regards to First Aid qualification needs. The findings of the needs assessment should indicate the level of first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel required. This 1-day course covers a range of CPR, AED and First Aid skills and the training enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work. This course will provide the learner a recognised Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) Emergency First Aid at Work qualification.


The EFAW course duration is 6 hours and the course comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, including practical assessment on CPR, AED and first aid. The course is delivered on one day.


A range of subjects are covered which will require the candidate to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding


Completed assessment reports will be forwarded to the Awarding Body for processing. A carbon copy of the Assessment Report Form will be retained by the candidate as proof of successfully gaining the award. IQL UK will despatch, by normal post, the EFAW certificate to the candidate’s home address.

The validity period of the award is three years from the date of the assessment.

Above information was provided by the RLSS

Pre Requisites

Every candidate, prior to commencement of training for the EFAW qualification must: • Be 16 years of age at the time of taking the EFAW assessment;