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Nova First Aid Training in London

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does EFAW mean?

EFAW stands for Emergency First Aid at Work and is a one day, six hour course that provides an accredited and practical introduction to first aid training. It is designed to help employers and employees meet the legal requirements set out in the Health and Safety regulations of 1981, which mandate that workplaces have adequate first aid provision.
 

What does FAW mean?

FAW stands for First Aid at Work and is a three day, eighteen hour course that provides an accredited certificate in first aid training. It is designed to help employers and employees meet the legal requirements set out in the Health and Safety regulations of 1981, which mandate that workplaces have adequate first aid provision.
 

Who can benefit from Emergency First Aid at Work training?

If you work in a low risk or office based environment, the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is a recommended training option to help you learn essential life saving skills. We cater to clients from various industries, including corporate, retail, education, and low risk sports environments.

If you work in a higher risk setting, such as a construction site or a factory, you may need to take the FAW course instead.


What is the duration of the Emergency First Aid at Work Course?

Our Emergency First Aid course is a one day training program that typically lasts six hours.
 

Who can benefit from First Aid at Work training?

If you work in a high risk environment such as construction sites, manufacturing plants, or sports facilities, the 3 day FAW course is the recommended choice. It covers a wider range of injuries, illnesses, and emergency situations.

If you work in a smaller, low risk environment such as corporate, retail, education, and low risk sports you may like to consider taking the EFAW course instead.


What is the duration of the First Aid at Work Course?

Our First Aid at Work course is a three day training program that typically lasts eighteen hours.

 

How many trainees can there be on either course?

Between 4 – 12 trainees per course.

 

How do I decide between taking the one day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course and the three day First Aid at Work (FAW) course?

At Nova First Aid training, we offer these accredited first aid courses: the one Day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and the three Day First Aid at Work (FAW). Each course is designed to meet the specific needs of different workplaces and industries.
 

If you work in a low risk environment such as corporate offices, retail stores, low risk sports or educational institutions, the one day EFAW course is the most suitable option for you. This course covers the essential first aid skills and knowledge needed to respond to emergency situations and is accredited by FAIB (UKAS).
 

However, if you work in a high risk environment such as construction sites, manufacturing plants, or sports facilities, the three day FAW course is the recommended choice. This course covers a wider range of injuries, illnesses, and emergency situations, and is ideal for workplaces with larger staff numbers or higher levels of risk.
 

Ultimately, the choice between the two courses depends on your workplace's risk level and the specific first aid needs of your employees. We can help you assess your needs and recommend the most appropriate course for you.
 

Certification and Assessment

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a HSE recognized certificate, which is valid for three years - it is accredited by the FAIB (UKAS). It confirms that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to act as a qualified emergency first aider in the workplace.
 

To maintain your first aid skills and keep up to date with any changes in best practices or guidelines, we recommend that you refresh your training regularly. In line with current guidelines, we suggest attending a half day refresher course every 12 months.
 

By refreshing your skills and knowledge regularly, you can continue to provide the best possible care in emergency situations and ensure the safety and well being of those around you.
 

What is the Annual First Aid Refresher course?

The government requires that all employers ensure trained first aiders maintain their skills and competency levels over the three years duration of their certification. It’s recommended by The Health and Safety Executive that first aiders complete a Annual First Aid Refresher session at least every year and this can happen at any point between gaining your original qualification and requalifying again after three years.
 

Who this course is for

It's for anybody who holds a valid Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work certificate.

Course duration and location

The course lasts half a day (three hours) and takes place in a suitable space in your workplace – such as a meeting room, empty office or quiet area.
 

How many trainees can there be on a course?

Between 4 – 12 trainees per course.
 

Book now or chat to us if you have any questions

Call: 07710 783207 or email: info@novafirstaidtraining.com

Nova First Aid Training in London
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