Emergency First Aid At Work (EFAW) Refresher Course

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Refresher
£ 25 +VAT

This Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Refresher course will refresh the knowledge of qualified first aiders who work in low-hazard environments, 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 first aiders fulfil their role in low-hazard workplaces, including primary and secondary surveys, full body examinations, the recovery position, administering CPR, using an AED, treating certain injuries, and delivering first aid during COVID-19.

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.

  • Developed by qualified first aid professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

COVID-19 and First Aid

This course includes a COVID-19 specific module at the end that explains how to safely deliver first aid during the pandemic, so both the first aider and the casualty are protected from infection risks. This additional content has been developed in line with guidance published by Public Health England, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and Resuscitation Council UK, together with qualified first aid and healthcare professionals. Having this knowledge will help you to feel confident in assessing COVID-19 risks in an emergency and safely providing the necessary first aid treatment.

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 that involves at least 18 contact hours. Guidance on choosing a provider for this can be found online: www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.htm

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.


CPD Approved

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

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.

Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital

High Speed Training was the very first training provider to be awarded the prestigious Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital. Skills for Health is the UK’s Sector Skills Council for Health, responsible for informing national policy, maintaining the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and championing the entire UK healthcare workforce.

The Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital demonstrates exceptional, quality assured learning and development. Meaning that our training processes have met rigorous quality assurance assessment and nationally recognised expectations of the UK health sector.

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Course content

1Introduction to Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

What is first aid, first aid during COVID-19, 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.

5First Aid During COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus, how is COVID-19 transmitted, employer duties for first aid and COVID-19, first aid training and COVID-19, delivering first aid during COVID-19, wearing PPE for first aid during COVID-19, how to correctly use gloves, how to correctly use face masks, how to correctly use aprons, how to correctly use eye protection, primary and secondary surveys during COVID-19, performing CPR during COVID-19, treating injuries and illnesses during COVID-19, cleaning after first aid during COVID-19, safely disposing of PPE and waste after first aid, and seeking advice if in close contact with casualties.

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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.
  • How to administer first aid during the COVID-19 pandemic and the extra precautions that are required, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning.


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.

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