Level Three Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Please contact Jaqui Graham Programme Manager on 01482 390982 for further details: [email protected]


Following a review of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, the HSE have introduced changes to the qualifications available and the way in which First Aid in the Workplace should be approached. It is an employer's responsibility to ensure they have sufficient qualified First Aiders to fulfil their First Aid needs at all times. It is also the employer's responsibility to decide what those First Aid needs are.   

In line with the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, employers must ensure that first aid provision is 'adequate and appropriate in the circumstances'. To fulfil this criterion, it is recommended that employers assess their First Aid needs by identifying any specific work hazards and ensuring that sufficient first aid equipment, facilities and personnel are available to deal with the possible consequences of these hazards. This could range from calling for an ambulance to providing assistance to a casualty by administering first aid.

The HSE recommends that the following factors should be considered when assessing First Aid needs, and the type of person to undergo the course.

  •  The nature of the work and workplace hazards and risks
  •  The size of the organisation
  •  The nature of the workforce
  •  The organisation's history of accidents
  •  The needs of travelling, remote and lone workers
  •  Work patterns
  •  The distribution of the workforce
  •  The remoteness of the site from emergency medical services
  •  Employees working on shared or multi-occupied sites
  •  Annual leave and other absences of first aiders and appointed persons
  •  First-aid provision for non-employee

This course is available at the St James Centre, Hull, on 27 September, Course Code PJ010/1C01 or 28 November, Course Code PJ010/1C02 all 9am to 5pm.

You can enrol online from 1 August for this course.

How will I be assessed?

Multiple-choice examination. 30 questions

Unfortunately, if you fail the exam you will be able to re-sit at no extra cost.

What next?

First Aid at Work (FAW)

A Qualification achieved through a 3-day course that includes all the features of the EFAW and also equips the first aider to administer first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness. More suited to working environments that could have a high hazard count and/or a high number of employees.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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