The Difference Between First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work

Find out which course is Required for your workplace

First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work are our most popular courses.

Both courses benefit the workplace but what are the differences?

Read on to find out.

Which Course Does your workplace require?

The First Aid at Work (FAW) course is designed for workplaces in a higher risk category (engineering, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, chemicals) and workplaces with a variety of underlying health conditions (heart problems, diabetes anaphylaxis, high blood pressure, etc).

The FAW also provides comprehensive training for those who are required to be the designated first aider within their workplace.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) is designed for low-risk workplaces. It can also be used for staff required to be emergency first aiders or to support a designated first aider trained via the First Aid at Work course.

Course Length

First Aid at Work  is 3 day course taken in a three day block or one day a week over three weeks, totalling 18 hours training.

Emergency First Aid at Work is a one day course and consisting of 6 hours training.

Course Information

On completion of First Aid at Work, successful candidates will 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 an adult casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation to an adult, including using an AED
  • administer first aid to an adult casualty who is choking
  • administer first aid to an adult casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • administer first aid to an adult 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)
  • administer first aid to an adult casualty with:
    • injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
    • chest injuries
    • burns and scalds
    • eye injuries
    • sudden poisoning
    • anaphylactic shock
  • recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid

On completion Emergency First Aid at Work, successful candidates will 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 an adult casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation to an adult, including using an AED
  • administer first aid to an adult casualty who is choking
  • administer first aid to an adult casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • administer first aid to an adult 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)

Assessment

During the course theory, group questions and practical skills will be covered however each candidate will be continually assessed throughout the course. There is no final assessment.

Certification

After successful completion of either course a certificate will be awarded and this certificate is valid for three years.

Choosing Your First Aider

Please consider the following factors when choosing your candidate(s) to attend our First Aid courses:

  • reliability, disposition and communication skills
  • aptitude and ability to absorb new knowledge and learn new skills
  • ability to cope with stressful and physically demanding emergency procedures
  • normal duties, which should be such that they may be able to respond immediately and rapidly to an emergency

Booking Your Course

Book first aid at work online here » and emergency first aid at work online here »

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