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Emergency First Aid At Work (EFAW)

What our learners say….

It was explained and demonstrated well. Didn’t make it boring. Tutor was really passionate.

I have really enjoyed the course and have gained valuable experience

Emergency First Aid At Work The Emergency First Aid At Work (EFAW) course is suitable for anyone who has been identified as a first-aider in the workplace. It is also suitable for anyone who wishes to achieve a qualification in first aid as part of their continued professional development.

This one-day programme is delivered by trainers with real-life experience dealing with first aid emergencies. Helping to develop a training experience that builds on real-world scenarios. Our aims are to dispel the fear and anxiety felt by people when faced with a potentially life-threatening or life-changing event and to build their confidence by teaching emergency first aid skills and knowledge is a clear and concise way.


A Choice of Certification

Cognet can provide a choice of certification for this course. Firstly, we offer our own certificates which are approved by the First Aid Industry Body. This reflects that we have held continuous Health and Safety Executive approval to deliver First Aid at Work Training since 1992 – until de-regulation by the Government in October 2013.

In addition, for those requiring a Level 2 Ofqual regulated Emergency First Aid at Work course we are able to provide assessment and certification through Qualifications Network (QNUK)

Public Course Dates


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Course Content:

  • Assessing the casualty and situation
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use of AED
  • Head Injuries
  • Choking and asthma
  • Severe bleeding
  • Shock
  • The first aid kit and reporting procedures
  • Heart attack, seizures and diabetes
  • Burns and scalds
  • Fractures

Course Duration:

A one-day course of at least 6 hours duration

Instructor / Learner Ratio:

min: 1:6 max: 1:12

Awarding Body / Certification:

A choice of both Cognet Occupational Safety and Health Limited and Level 2 Ofqual regulated qualifications are available:

The Cognet Occupational Safety and Health Limited course is approved by First Aid Industry Body (FAIB)

Certificate of Approval number  1179/92 (627)

First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) Certificate of Approval number 1179/92 (627)

The Level 2 Ofqual regulated course is accredited by Qualification Network

Course Requirements / Notes:

Delegates are required to take active participation in practical elements of the course to show competency in order to achieve certification. Delegates should dress appropriately for carrying out floor-based tasks such as CPR

Course Delivery and Lead Times:

Cognet are specialists in delivering on-site training throughout England and Wales.

As a general rule-of-thumb we would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will always try our utmost to meet your more pressing requirements.

We also run public courses for a range of our courses predominantly at venues in the West Midlands. Our current schedule of courses can be seem on our Public Courses page. If you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to help you directly or by putting you in touch with another company who can.


Further Information

Ofqual Regulated:

Suggested Progression: