Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) (6 hours)

The EFAW course involves at least 6 hours of training run over either 1 day or multiple shorter sessions.

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) recommends that all low-risk workplaces have staff with an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification on duty and high-risk workplaces have staff with First Aid at Work qualifications.

This course can be tailored to any relevant situation to make it relevant to your workplace, for example:

  • Office or Administrative environment
  • Construction industry
  • Schools
  • Hotel

Also suitable for those teams working in low hazard environments, such as: shops, offices, administration, light construction, hotels and catering.

Theoretical training and practical scenarios are used together to incrementally develop skills throughout the course. Come prepared to be active and participate in progressive scenario practice.

The Emergency First Aid at Work course is presented and designed to show participants to be able to administer first aid, in a training environment, to injured or ill persons.

During the course you will be taught the roles and responsibilities of a First Aider, as such you will be able to assess an incident ensuring the management of the casualty: be that an injured person who is unresponsive and not breathing and an injured person who is breathing normally.

During the First Aid Training course we will cover:

  • Understand the role and responsibility of a First Aider.
  • Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents.
  • Being able to manage a casualty who is unresponsive and NOT breathing normally.
  • Provide first aid to an unresponsive and breathing normally casualty.
  • Managing a casualty who is in seizure.
  • Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse, Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
  • Recovery positions in First Aid situations.
  • Breathing Problems - cardiac arrest CPR in adults and children.
  • Heart attack, Angina and other medical emergencies that require immediate first aid.
  • AED / Defibrillator use.
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding.
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock.
  • Minor injury (cuts, splinters, minor burns).
  • Accident reporting.

Under the Health & Safety Regulation (First Aid) 1981, it is suggested that for every 25-50 employees there should be at least 1 EFAW-trained first aider.

The qualification is valid for three years.


Our Instructors at First Aid Lincoln exceed the HSE Employers Due Diligence requirements for first aid training providers.

We are also members of the Federation of First Aid industry Board..