6 Hour Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (EFAW)

Where an employer’s assessment of First Aid needs identifies that a First Aider is not necessary, the minimum requirement is to appoint a person to take charge of first aid arrangements and/or have trained personel in the HSE Recognised 6 hour Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (EFAW).

This 6 contact hour course meets the requirements for an Emergency First Aider as specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and is valid for three years. This course is primarily aimed at smaller workplaces that present potentially fewer health and safety risks, where a nominated individual is required to take charge in the event of illness or accident or that nominated person might assist the First Aider. The fully qualified First Aiders in larger organisations can also benefit from additional support from these other First Aiders. This is especially relevant where the workplace may consist of many floors, cover a large site or where work is operated in shift patterns.

  • Insight into Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations
  • Managing an incident
  • Priorities of First Aid
  • Resuscitation
  • Blood loss
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty
  • Treatment of shock
  • General discussion on common workplace injuries
  • Treatment of Choking

Who should attend?

A person who is the nominated person or who provides support to qualified First Aiders

What they will learn?

Basic lifesaving First Aid and the relevant regulations

Course content

Course Duration

6 contact hours (4 for the Appointed Person Course)


Continuous assessment by trainer


Valid for 3 years


£429* (+VAT)
Less than £36 per person – Max 12 delegates


*Subject to the location of the course, exceptionally an extra charge NOT exceeding £75 per day may be levied to offset the costs of accommodation, Congestion Zone and parking (London only). Please call to discuss if this charge applies to you – 07789530222