Emergency First Aid At Work Level 3 Rqf

Course Description

This new HSE approved qualification provides delegates with the skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations in low-risk work environments such as shops and offices. This qualification can be undertaken as:

  • Initial training
  • Annual first-aid refresher
  • Three-yearly requalification

Your risk assessment of First Aid needs may well identify the need for Emergency First Aiders wither as an addition to your First Aiders or, where the risk of your business is low, it may well identify them as being sufficient without the need of additional First Aiders. First aiders must have a valid certificate of competence. There are two approved courses for first aid in the workplace:

  • A three day First Aid at Work (FAW) Course
  • A one day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Course

For regulatory purposes, successfully completing an Emergency First Aid at Work course will enable the delegate to act as a first aider in the workplace.


A minimum of six hours consisting of theoretical and practical activities.


A range of subjects is covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Legalities
  • Hygiene
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Resuscitation
  • Recovery Position
  • Choking
  • Foreign Objects
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • Heart attack
  • Angina
  • Bleeding control
  • Seizures
  • Fainting
  • Minor burns and scalds

Assessment & Certification

Assessment is on-going by the Instructor, and a full HSE approved three-year qualification (Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work RQF will be issued to those who satisfy the assessment criteria.