First aid for Work Qualifications

The two general first aid qualifications which are used in the work enviorment are 

  • Emergency first aid at work (EFAW)
  • First aid at Work (FAW)

Emergency First aid at work (EFAW)

The emergency first aid at work training course is completed over 1 day and is designed for low risk businesses with a small amount of staff.

First aid at work (FAW)

The First aid at work training course is completed over 3 days and is designed for businesses with high risk or large numbers of staff. 

Annual refreshers

It is recommended that you undertake an annual refresher to keep up your skills. This refresher takes approx 3 hours to complete.


The First Aid at Work qualification can be updated with 2 days of training aslong as you hold a valid First Aid at Work qualification or has expired less than 28 days

Paediatric Training

If you work with children or an enviorment where children then you would need a paediatric first aid qualification

Paediatric qualifications

  • Emergency paediatric first aid
  • Paediatric first aid


Extra Training

Your first aid risk assessment might highlight addition risk, staff may need extra training. Additional first aid training courses are available to train your staff to meet for first aid risk assessment.

First aid training

Need help finding a first aid training course. First aid certificate due for renewal ?. We work with many first aid training providers that can help you gain the qualifications you require.

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.

What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained first-aiders are needed, what should be included in a first-aid box and if a first-aid room is required. Employers should carry out an assessment of first-aid needs to determine what to provide.

The Regulations do not place a legal duty on employers to make first-aid provision for non-employees such as the public or children in schools. However, HSE strongly recommends that non-employees are included in an assessment of first-aid needs and that provision is made for them.

Risk Assessments

In assessing your first-aid needs, you should consider:

  • the nature of the work you do
  • workplace hazards and risks (including specific hazards requiring special arrangements)
  • the nature and size of your workforce
  • the work patterns of your staff
  • holiday and other absences of those who will be first-aiders and appointed persons
  • your organisation’s history of accidents

You may also need to consider:

  • the needs of travelling, remote and lone workers
  • the distribution of your workforce
  • the remoteness of any of your sites from emergency medical services
  • whether your employees work on shared or multi-occupancy sites
  • first-aid provision for non-employees (eg members of the public).
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