skip to main content

Emergency First Aid at Work

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is one day of training suitable for members of small to medium sized, low hazard workplaces, like offices. Or for individuals looking for a 1 day first aid course which will cover all of the essential life saving first aid techniques, including CPR and AED. This course can be used to renew your CPR certification.

No previous first aid experience is required to attend. Certificates are RQF Level 3 and are valid for 3 years.

Course Timings

Weekday courses 09:30 - 16:30 or 09:00 - 16:00 depending on the venue

Saturday courses 10:30 - 17:30

The HSE requires this training and assessment to be at least 6 contact hours (not including breaks), our course timings include a total of 1 hour of breaks spread throughout the day.

Course Content

The Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work courses cover the syllabus required by the HSE, including CPR and the safe use of an AED. Adult Basic Life Support techniques are taught to the current UK Resuscitation Council guidelines

  • Vital Signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour
  • Incident Management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents
  • Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Breathing Problems - choking
  • Circulation Problems – controlling external bleeding and treatment for shock
  • Minor Injuries - small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters 
  • Safe best practice - minimise the risk if infection
  • Record keeping – recording accidents, RIDDOR, First Aid kits, disposing safely of clinical waste
  • Awareness of current regulations

HSE Reference Documents - First Aid at Work

The following two documents details the Health and Safety Executive's guidelines on the provision of first aid in the workplace and selecting a first aid training provider. React First is a centre approved by an Awarding Organisaiton to deliver first aid qualifications. The Emergency First at Work and First Aid at Work qualifications that we provide meet the syllabus content and training time requirements of the HSE detailed in these publications.

GEIS3 - Selecting a first aid training provider

L74 - First Aid at Work - Guidance on Regulations

/media/coursedescriptions/library/3-cimspa-cpd-points.jpgCIMSPA Endorsed CPD

React First is a CIMSPA Training Provider Partner and the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work course CIMSPA Endorsed CPD. CIMSPA member can register 3 endorsed CPD points.  If you are attending an Outdoor First Aid course or a Pitch-side Sports First Aid course you can order and additional Emergency First Aid at Work certificate for an admin fee of £30.

Qualification Details

Candidates who successfully complete this workplace first aid course will receive an 'ITC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work' certificate. The first aid certificate is valid for 3 years. Holers of this certificate can act as Emergency First Aiders in the Workplace with respect to the Health and Safety (First-Aid) regulations 1981.

There are no written exam papers, the course assessment is 100% practical. You must take a full and active part in practising all of the procedures and protocols taught as this provides the trainer with the necessary continual assessment opportunities. 

This Level 3 qualification is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), qualification number 603/2343/7.  The qualification is supported by the sector skills council; Skills for Health and is externally regulated by Ofqual.

/live/courses/ITC First website header.gif

Booking a Course

We can run in-house Emergency First Aid at Work training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor.  You simply need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other. Ask about organising a course for your group >>

First Aid Course Calendar We run a programme of Emergency First Aid at Work courses for individuals to attend in Central London. Dates and locations of these courses are on our course calendar.  View public Emergency First Aid at Work course dates >>

Happy Customers

"Please thank Charlie for me -  he did a fantastic job training our candidates. There were some challenging candidates and I know that everything was done to accommodate them. We had fantastic feedback from everybody. We will review our first aid training needs and will look forward to booking further training in a couple of months."

Catherine Delaney, Director, Team Sales

"Just a quick message to say a BIG thanks for a very good and thorough First Aid course. I thought it was top class. You have a very good training style and I and learnt so much. I will certainly be promoting your company/training to other depts and services."

Mark Gadsden, Youth Development Worker, London Borough of Havering

The next courses with public places
May - Fri 3

09:30-16:30

Hugh Cubitt Centre, 48 Collier St, London N1 9QZ.
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
May - Sat 18

09:30-16:30

City Athletic Victoria, 20 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5BA
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
May - Thurs 23

09:30-16:30

The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
June - Wed 5

09:30-16:30

The Bridge, Southwark, London, SE1 0NQ
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
June - Sat 15

09:30-16:30

City Athletic Victoria, 20 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5BA
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
June - Fri 21

09:30-16:30

The Ramsay Centre, 319 Holloway Road, N7 9FU
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
June - Wed 26

09:30-16:30

The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
July - Wed 31

09:30-16:30

The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
August - Fri 23

09:30-16:30

Hugh Cubitt Centre, 48 Collier St, London N1 9QZ.
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
September - Mon 23

09:30-16:30

The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
October - Mon 21

09:30-16:30

The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
November - Mon 11

09:30-16:30

The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT
December - Mon 16

09:30-16:30

The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
(venue details)
£110.00
+VAT

The next courses with public places

(more courses)

May - Fri 3

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: Hugh Cubitt Centre, 48 Collier St, London N1 9QZ.
May - Sat 18

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: City Athletic Victoria, 20 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5BA
May - Thurs 23

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
June - Wed 5

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: The Bridge, Southwark, London, SE1 0NQ
June - Sat 15

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: City Athletic Victoria, 20 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5BA
June - Fri 21

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: The Ramsay Centre, 319 Holloway Road, N7 9FU
June - Wed 26

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
July - Wed 31

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
August - Fri 23

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: Hugh Cubitt Centre, 48 Collier St, London N1 9QZ.
September - Mon 23

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
October - Mon 21

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
November - Mon 11

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
December - Mon 16

09:30-16:30

£110.00
+VAT
Venue: The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH