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CIEH Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

The CIEH Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is suitable for lower-risk work environments such as offices, shops and restaurants.

Overview:
This qualification introduces candidates to:
  • The roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • The legal requirements for first aid provision
  • The importance of accurate incident reporting
  • First Aid equipment and its safe use
  • The need to minimise the risk of infection
  • The importance of assessing an incident
  • Undertaking a primary survey
  • When and how to call for help.
Outline Programme:
The EFAW training and assessment will cover the following topics:
  • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Assessment and management of First Aid incidents
  • Management of an unconscious casualty
  • Management of a casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Management of a casualty who is choking
  • Management of a casualty who has a bleeding injury
  • Management of a casualty who is in shock
  • Treatment of minor injuries
Qualification Information:
Designed for: First aiders in lower-risk work environments
Course duration: One-day programme
Assessment method: Practical assessment plus an examination consisting of 15 multiple-choice questions
Ofqual accredited: Yes
Pre equisite: None

The HSE strongly recommends that all first-aiders undertake an annual refresher course, and candidates must re-qualify every three years.
 

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