Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that
there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then
this Award for Emergency First Aid at Worksatisfies the requirements of
the regulatory body for First Aid - the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
and HSENI (Northern Ireland).
All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation
with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties
in a prompt, safe and effective manner.
A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical
and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required.
A range of subjects is covered including:
• What is Emergency First Aid? • Legislation • Responsibilities
• Action in an emergency • Primary survey • Secondary assessment
• The respiratory system • Resuscitation • Disorders of respiration
• Adult basic life support • Foreign objects • Disorders of the circulation
• Minor burns and scalds • Epilepsy • Wounds and bleeding
Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE and HSENI strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.
Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a full HSE/HSENI approved qualification can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A student cannot claim the official title of ‘Emergency First Aider in the Workplace’ until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.