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1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work Course
The purpose of the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is to provide first aid training for the work place, cognisant and compliant with the Health and Safety at Work Order Northern Ireland (1982) and the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)  and in accordance with Health and Safety Executive NI, The Training of First Aid at Work: A guide to gaining and maintaining approval 06/11. The Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain (HSEGB) reviewed the First Aid at Work Regulations in GB and the HSENI’s 2011 consultation process resulted in a review of First Aid at Work Legislation in NI also. This has resulted in a new training regime which enables employers to send prospective first aiders on a course in either First Aid at Work [3-day course] or EFAW [1-day course] according to the findings of their first aid needs assessment (The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 (S.R. 1982 No 429) Approved Code of Practice, 2011).
Participants on this course will be trained as Emergency First Aid at Work Personnel and will undertake first aid training, which will equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to deal competently with an emergency situation that may arise within the workplace. The overall purpose of such training will be based on the principles of assisting the First Aider in the Work environment to sustain life, reduce pain and suffering, and to minimise the adverse consequences of serious injury or sudden illness until professional help arrives. The course will focus on the development of knowledge, skills, expertise and personal attitudes in dealing with a First Aid emergency in the workplace. Students will not be deemed competent or certified until they complete all competency based assessments to the full satisfaction of the FAW assessors.