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.

Q. What is the difference between the two courses?

A. The EFAW course meets the legal requirement of having trained and qualified First Aiders in the workplace 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.

The First Aid Awareness course covers basic knowledge and skills, including CPR, and any particular issues specific for your organisation. This course does not make anyone a qualified First Aider but will help you to be more aware.

Q. My organisation is quite small, how many First Aiders should I have?

A. 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 by clicking here

Q. How long is each course?

A. It is a requirement that the EFAW course is 6 hours long however we can offer it as 1 full day, two 3 hour sessions or three 2 hour sessions to help meet different needs. This course is delivered in WDCVS training room.

The First Aid Awareness course is 2.5 hours long and can be delivered at your organisation.

Both courses are competitively priced.

Q. Do I need to have any previous training or knowledge?

A.  No, you do not need to have any previous First Aid training or knowledge.

Q. Do I need to sit an exam?

A. In the EFAW course 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 3 year 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.

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