Emergency First Aid
This Emergency First Aid online course provides the knowledge needed to respond appropriately in a first aid emergency.
55 mins (approx.)
EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK (EFAW)
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) online course designed to provide staff with the knowledge to respond appropriately to a range of life-threatening emergencies. Particularly during the crucial time before the arrival of emergency services.
Knowing the actions to take the minutes before emergency services arrive can make the critical difference to the patient’s outcome.
For example, the chance of surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest raises from around 5% to 70% when an AED is used within a few minutes.
Employers are required to have arrangements in place to ensure staff receive appropriate care should it be required. Arrangements will include appropriately trained staff.
- Provide the knowledge needed to respond effectively to life-threatening workplace emergencies.
- Help employers improve first aid arrangements
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
This Emergency First Aid course online has been designed for.
- Appointed person in low-risk businesses employing less than 25 staff
- Appointed person in higher risk businesses employing less than 5 staff.
- As an annual refresher
- Part of a blended training solution for a FAW or EFAW qualitied first aider
- All staff in higher risk workplaces
- Staff working in small remote teams
A first aid needs assessment is used to determine the appropriate arrangements for your business.
UNIT 1 | INTRODUCTION
- The aims for first aid
- First aid knowledge statistics
UNIT 2 | SURVEYS
- Primary survey
- Personal safety
- Situational danger
- Secondary survey
UNIT 3 | LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES
- Cardiac Emergencies
- Cardiac arrest
- Chain of survival
- Defibrillation (AEDs)
- Respiratory emergencies
- External bleeding
UNIT 4 | NON-LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES
- Recovery position
UNIT 5 | CALLING THE EMERGENCY SERVICES
- Calling the emergency services
UNIT 7 | QUIZ
Finally, you progress to the 15 question multiple choice quiz.
Learners will be emailed their CPD accredited online Emergency First Aid at Work training certificate upon successful completion of the final 15 question assessment.
The assessment can be retaken if required. A hard copy of the certificate can be purchased separately.
The Emergency First Aid at Work certificate is valid for 3 years.
- Memorable, video-based content
- CPD accredited online EFAW certificate
- Learn anywhere and in your own time
- Enrol colleagues via email
- Review content as often as needed
- Carbon neutral training solutions
FIRST AID TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
The level of training varies depending on the hazards and risks in your workplace.
First-Aid Regulations 1981 state that employers must provide “such number of suitable persons as is adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for rendering first-aid to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work”
For some common workplaces Health and Safety Executive detail what they consider ‘adequate and appropriate’ in these case studies.
IS ONLINE FIRST AID TRAINING OK?
Typically to become a ‘qualified’ workplace first aider you should take an 18-hour FAW course or 6-hour EFAW course.
Blended learning where online and face to face training are combined is ‘acceptable’, see [Point 62. HSE Guidance on First Aid regulations]
Your first aid needs assessment may also determine for a variety of reasons eg, a small business under 25 employees that a qualified first aider is not required. In this situation an online First Aid training may be deemed more suitable than no training.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EFAW AND FAW
First aid at work (FAW) includes all of the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) content in addition FAW includes how to treat various minor injuries and illnesses that do not require the attendance of emergency services.
For more details see our article on selecting the right first aid course for your staff
This Emergency First Aid at Work training can be emailed to staff. Simply select ‘I’m buying for others’. After purchase select the course and see the licenses you have purchased. Simply add a learner’s name and email, click enrol and staff will be sent login details automatically.
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