All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements. ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.
This course must be at least 6 contact hours and run over a minimum of 1 day and the certificate is valid for 3 years. In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer-based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses.
ProTrainings now offer the option to complete your Emergency First Aid at Work course as a blended course. This entails 2 hours of online training followed by 4 hours in the classroom. Our blended training allows you to learn the theory at your pace, one to one with your instructor at a time that suits you. The blended EFAW course meets all of the requirements of the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as a ProTrainings or Regulated Qualification.
To renew you need to attend another EFAW 6 hour course or blended course where the course is completed online and in the classroom.
This qualification is accepted in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is also accepted in many other countries.
The HSE strongly recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher course and our online course meets this requirement.
Please note that learners undertaking a ProTrainings Trainings Course have the option to choose to take a regulated qualification.
Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 14.
Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid
2. Be able to assess an incident
2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary
3. Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
3.2 Demonstrate CPR using a manikin
3.3 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
3.4 Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position
3.5 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure
4. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
4.1 Identify when choking is: - mild-severe
4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
5. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding
5.2 Demonstrate control of external bleeding
6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
6.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock
6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
7.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with: - small cuts - grazes - bruises - small splinters
7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds