Trauma and First Aid at Work
First Aid

First Aid

First Aid


Trauma and First Aid at Work

Training courses
If you have assessed that first-aiders are needed in your workplace, they must have a valid certificate of competence in First Aid at Work (FAW) or emergency first aid at work (EFAW). EFAW training enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work. FAW training includes EFAW and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illnesses. The findings of the first-aid needs assessment can help you decide whether your first-aiders should be trained in FAW or EFAW.

Further information may be obtained from the HSE site.

First Aid at Work Course Duration

FAW courses involve at least 18 hours of training and are run over a minimum of three days.

EFAW lasts for at least six hours of training and is run over a minimum of one day.

Trauma and First Aid at Work.

Professional Rescue now intend to be able to deliver First Aid at Work to fit in with current guidelines for employers and employees. This award gives a basic understanding of first aid for within the work place. Our course is to be held over 4 days for an initial course.

Areas it will cover include:

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Common Illnesses
  • Heart Attacks
  • Dressings
  • Recording and Reporting and Regulations

We also intend to operate under a national governing body to be able to deliver "First Responder" courses. This is an advanced course that would integrate within the Concept of Operations for ‘first responders’ whilst undertaking e.g. water rescue and water event safety. The course is aimed at candidates who already have an understanding of first aid. 

Areas it will cover includes:

  1. Basic Life Support
  2. Spinal Management
  3. Oxygen Therapy
  4. Automated External Defibrillator

On completion of all courses the successful candidate will be given an appropriate ‘First Aid Certificate’.

For further information or a discussion please in the first instance email us at: