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 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work 


This qualification is ideal for those already working, or preparing to work within industry wishing to become

a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the

Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

Topics within this qualification are regarded by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as being important

in maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health in the


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



Learners must undertake a practical assessment of their competence along

with a short open response knowledge assessment, where learners are

required to provide a short response to a prescribed series of questions.

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

Call now on 
01726 940119


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