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?
• Action in an emergency
• Primary survey
• Secondary assessment
• The respiratory system
• Disorders of respiration
• Adult basic life support
• Foreign objects
• Disorders of the circulation
• Minor burns and scalds
• 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.