Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day)

Who is it for?

Suitable for people 18 years and over, this course is designed for anyone wanting to become an accredited first aider or appointed person. Staff who work in lower hazard environments, have fewer staff or where HSE guidelines indicate staff should be trained and hold a certificate in emergency first aid at work.
Please note, if you have staff members with asthma, allergies, diabetes or a heart condition – and these are detailed in your risk assessment – the HSE recommend that you consider completing the three day First Aid at Work course. This is because these conditions are no longer covered in the first aid for appointed persons or emergency first aid at work course.


1 day



Course content includes:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Communicating with a casualty
  • Contents of first aid kits (and avoiding cross infection)
  • Recording of incidents and accidents
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who;
    • is unconscious
    • requires cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • is choking
    • is wounded or bleeding
    • is in shock
    • has minor conditions – to include: minor cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns & scalds, small splinters


Emergency first aid at work (EFAW) certificate, valid for 3 years. We recommend refreshing your skills every 12 months.


Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.