Emergency First Aid At Work (EFAW) Refresher Course

CPD Approved IIRSM Approved
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Refresher
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This Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Refresher course will refresh the knowledge of qualified first aiders, where a risk assessment has deemed this level suitable, so they have a fundamental awareness of how to deliver first aid. Taking yearly refresher training is recommended to keep a first aider's understanding up to date in between their required practical training sessions. The course covers a range of fundamental information needed to help emergency first aiders fulfil their role, including primary and secondary surveys, full body examinations, the recovery position, administering CPR, using an AED, and treating certain injuries.

On completion of this course, your first aid knowledge will be refreshed in all these topics, which will enable you to provide first aid to casualties in your workplace and continue fulfilling your role confidently and safely. 

This course was last audited on: 10th Feb 2023
  • Written in compliance with the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and in accordance with Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • Developed by qualified first aid professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and IIRSM
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Does this course allow me to become a qualified First-Aider?

This course does not make you a qualified first aider. Rather, it is designed to refresh qualified first aiders' knowledge in between their practical training. Refresher training is recommended once a year and practical training is required every three years. This course is not a substitute for practical training.

If you are looking for training to become a qualified first aider, you must receive practical training. Guidance on choosing a provider for this can be found online: www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.htm

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will have a refreshed knowledge of:

  • Workplace first aid regulations.
  • The importance of infection prevention.
  • The importance of record keeping and the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).
  • How to conduct primary and secondary surveys of casualties.
  • How to put casualties into the recovery position.
  • How to administer CPR to casualties.
  • How to respond to and treat choking, minor cuts, grazes, burns and scalds.

Which First Aid course is right for me?

I have no First Aid qualifications and need an introduction to First Aid

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From your risk assessment, what level of hazards are associated with your work activities?
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Examples include: offices, shops, libraries

I have an in-date First Aid qualification and need an Annual Refresher

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From your risk assessment, what level of hazards are associated with your work activities?
How many employees do you have?
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Examples include: offices, shops, libraries


More than 50

Higher level hazards

Examples include: light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, construction, chemical manufacture


More than 50

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Refresher


First Aid at Work (FAW) Refresher

Depending on the type of injuries that might occur. See the difference between these courses below.

EFAW Refresher and FAW Refresher courses cover:

  • The role of the first aider, including reference to the importance of preventing cross-infection, the need for recording incidents and actions and use of available equipment;
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
  • Administering cardiopulminary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED);
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.

Differences between EFAW Refresher and FAW Refresher courses:

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Refresher

EFAW Refresher covers how to provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)

First Aid at Work (FAW) Refresher

FAW Refresher covers how to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries, chest injuries, burns and scalds, eye injuries, sudden poisoning, anaphylactic shock, as well as how to recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid.


CPD Approved
IIRSM Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Additionally, this course has been independently recognised by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management as meeting the standards of its Training Approval Scheme.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Introduction to Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

What is first aid, key annual statistics, the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, medical assistance, first aid kit, the importance of infection prevention, hand hygiene, handwashing procedure, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning after delivering first aid, waste disposal after giving first aid, record keeping, and the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).

2The Primary and Secondary Surveys

The primary survey (DRABC), step 1: danger, step 2: response, step 3: airway, step 4: breathing, step 5: circulation, primary survey example scenario, the secondary survey, and full body examination.

3The Recovery Position and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Unconscious casualties, unconscious casualties - seizures, the recovery position, cardiac arrest, administering CPR, further considerations for CPR, and defibrillators (AEDs).

4Treating Injuries

Choking, wounds and bleeding, applying bandages, shock, burns and scalds, and further minor injuries.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 25 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This online Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Refresher course is our most suitable first aid training in the following scenarios:

  • If you have in-date first aid qualifications requiring annual refresher training.
  • If your risk assessment has identified your workplace has low level hazards and you employ less than 50 people.
  • If your risk assessment has identified your workplace has high level hazards but serious injuries are unlikely.

This course is also suitable for those who already hold a door supervisor or security guarding SIA licence and have previously taken a practical Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification course but need an annual refresher course.

If you do not have an in-date first aid qualification but require training for a workplace with low level hazards then our Workplace First Aid Course will be more suitable.

This course is only designed for treating adult casualties, so if you need training for administering first aid to infants and children, have a look at our Paediatric First Aid course.

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