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Emergency First Aid at Work+AED - FAIB Approved

Introduction Introduction

First Aid equipment including AEDs and first aid trained personnel at the workplace are requirements of Health & Safety law. In emergencies, Emergency First Aiders can act to prevent situations becoming major issues and can limit potential sick leave through prompt action.

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Aims Aims

To provide Emergency First Aiders with the knowledge & skills to summon help & give safe, prompt & effective emergency first aid to a casualty in the workplace following an injury or illness using materials to hand and/or HSE approved first aid equipment including an AED.

Objectives Objectives


By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • State the role of the Emergency First Aider
  • Carry out a primary survey of a casualty
  • To place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position
  • Carry out effective rescue breathing to current Resuscitation Council guidelines
  • Carry out effective CPR to current Resuscitation Council guidelines
  • Know when and how the use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Recognise and deal with Minor & major cases of bleeding
  • To recognise and treat a patient suffering from medical shock
  • Recognise & treat medical emergencies as identified by student group.


Syllabus Syllabus


Identification of learning needs.

The role of the Appointed person

Emergency Aid (what is it?)

Primary Survey of a casualty

Recovery Position

Rescue Breathing

CPR including use of an AED

Secondary Survey

Examination of an unconscious casualty


Recognition & Treatment of Minor and Major bleeding

Recognition & Treatment of Medical Shock

Duties of an Appointed person

Emergency communication

Contents & use of a workplace First Aid kit

Open plenary session to include subjects identified by students



Summary Summary


from £495 for up to 12 students on your site

Course length:

1 day

This course is for:

Employees who have been nominated as Emergency First Aiders for their workplace. If your risk assessment has shown that First Aiders are not necessary, then this course will provide the skills and knowledge required for Emergency First Aiders to render necessary First Aid in an emergency situation including use of an AED. The course is also suitable for those who wish to gain knowledge of emergency procedures & a FAIB approved qualification in First Aid.


A 3 year Certificate of Competence (FAIB approved) will be awarded on successful completion of the course and assessment.

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Students say... Students say...

"Informative, good fun and put in a way I could understand tutor was excellent (I have never had fun on a course before!!)" "I thought the emergency First Aid training on Friday was excellent. The trainer was likeable and organised the pace of the training well so that we absorbed the messages properly, the content was relevant, the materials were good and I came away feeling as if I would know what to do in an emergency." " Great trainer and really brought us all in the session. Thanks"

What's included?
  • All courses comply with the HSE's recommendation of 12 students per course.
  • First Aid at Work courses (EFAW and FAW) also include a full colour manual per student.
  • All courses can accommodate larger numbers of students if required. Please contact us for details
  • Our courses all use student centred methods such as skill demonstrations & practice, groupwork, question & answer sessions & case studies. We  augment the above strategies with tutorials & demonstrations to give a well balanced interactive learning experience for all students.
  • Formative Assessment will be ongoing throughout the course by the trainer. On our FAW courses there is a final assessment on the last day conducted by independent assessors.