First Aid at Work
The Emergency First Response (EFR) First Aid at Work (Great Britain) course is a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved first aid course for the purpose of meeting the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. This programme meets the statutory needs of employers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland needing at least one First Aider on the premises.
The Emergency First Response First Aid at Work (Great Britain) course is customised to UK Resuscitation Council basic life support protocols and nationally accepted first aid protocols and is based upon the instructor led delivery of the Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care modules instructor digital lesson guides. Modules on Caring for Specific Illnesses and Injuries, and First Aid in the Workplace compliment these. The course has its own materials including participant and instructor manuals, and benefits from the use of the existing Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care video.
Changes to first aid training
The Health Safety Executive (HSE) released new guidance regarding First Aid training and qualifications on 1st April 2009. This guidance was implemented on 1st October 2009 and has led to some significant changes to first aid training.
There are now two HSE approved qualifications in First Aid;
First Aid at Work Certificate 3 day course
Emergency First Aid at Work 1 day course
Completing all course requirements gives participants a first aid at work qualification that is valid for a period of three years.
HSE’s strong recommendation that an annual 3hr refresher training session to those holding a First Aid at Work qualification (both the 1 day and 3 day course)