WDCVS

First Aid


There are many occasions when people are injured or take ill, would you know what to do?  At this point, immediate attention could be critical for the injured or unwell person. WDCVS offers Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and First Aid Awareness courses throughout the year. Both courses are competitively priced for Third Sector organisations and community groups.

Emergency First Aid at Work

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course meets the legal requirement of having trained and qualified First Aiders in the workplace. The course is 6 hours long and covers what action to take in an emergency; responsibilities and reporting; recovery position; CPR; controlling bleeding; choking;  minor burns; basic hygiene; seizures and shock.  This course is delivered in WDCVS training room and we can offer it as 1 full day, two 3 hour sessions or three 2 hour sessions to help meet different needs.

Before being presented with your 3-year certificate you will have to be able to perform CPR on the floor, undertake other practical work and pass the short question and answer assessment. We will work to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate if you have an injury or condition that might affect your ability to do the practical work.

First Aid Awareness

The First Aid Awareness course covers basic knowledge and skills, including CPR, and any particular issues specific for your organisation. This course will not make you a certified First Aider but will help you to be more aware of how best to respond in an emergency situation.

The First Aid Awareness course is 2.5 hours long and can be delivered either in the WDCVS Training Room or at your organisation.

FAQ

How many First Aiders should my organisation have?

That question depends on issues such as what your organisation does, is it open to members of the public, etc.

To calculate how many First Aiders you need, try the St Andrew’s First Aid calculator.

Do I need to have any previous training or knowledge?

No, you do not need to have any previous First Aid training or knowledge to take part in either course.

Do I need to sit an exam?

The First Aid Awareness course has no assessment and a certificate of attendance will be issued to everyone.

The Emergency First-Aid at Work course is certified for 3 years and you will have to be able to perform CPR on the floor, undertake other practical work and pass the short question and answer assessment before being presented with the valid certificate. We will work to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate if you have an injury or condition that might affect your ability to do the practical work.

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