Emergency First Aid at Work

Emergency First Aid at Work

Overview

The IQL Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification is a one-day course that covers a range of CPR and First Aid skills. The training enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.  This course will provide the learner with an IQL Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, which is accredited by Ofqual. The award is valid for three years as of the date of assessment.

The Emergency First Aid at Work course is 6 hours over one day. The course comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, including practical assessment on CPR and first aid.  Every candidate must establish prior to commencement of training for the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification that they will be 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment.

Course Content

A range of subjects are covered including:

Understanding the role and responsibilities of a first aider

How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally

How to manage a casualty who is in shock

How to assess an incident

How to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking

How to manage a casualty with a minor injury

How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

How to manage a casualty with external bleeding

 

Assessment

Emergency First Aid at Work is Trainer Assessed throughout the course and the assessment should determine a learner’s ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work and to deal with a casualty. All Assessment Criteria in the units must be achieved.

Renewal

In order to re-qualify, learners must be assessed against all learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the unit. For EFAW this will be the same as the initial course of 6 hours. An EFAW renewal course must not be run over a period of more than 3 weeks.

(Dates to be confirmed)