Emergency First Aid Awareness Online Training

This Emergency First Aid Awareness Online Training course covers:

  • How to use the primary survey (DR ABC) with a casualty and perform life-saving techniques, such as CPR, the recovery position, back blows and abdominal thrusts.
  • How to carry out the secondary survey using SAMPLE.
  • Signs and symptoms of minor, severe and life-threatening injuries and illnesses and how to administer care.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

Knowing how to help someone with an injury or illness can mean the difference between life and death. First aid treatment could prevent thousands of deaths each year in the UK.

Recognising the signs and symptoms of an injury or illness and understanding how to administer first aid can help keep a casualty safe, prevent further harm, and may be life-saving.

This Emergency First Aid Awareness Online Training course takes on average 45 minutes to complete.

Course Content

Emergency First Aid Awareness is a newly-created course to help you recognise and treat minor injuries and illnesses, as well as life-threatening conditions in adult casualties. The course covers some of the key topics in an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course, such as:

  • The role of an appointed person and first aider
  • First aid risk assessments
  • Covid-19 and infection control
  • The primary survey using DR ABC
  • The secondary survey using SAMPLE
  • Life-saving techniques such as CPR, the recovery position, back blows and abdominal thrusts
  • Defibrillation
  • Different types of bandages and what they are used for
  • Steps to take when dealing with minor injuries and illnesses such as cuts, grazes, splinters, nosebleeds, bruises and surface burns
  • How to treat casualties suffering from severe or life-threatening illnesses or injuries, such as heavy bleeding, major burns and scalds, heart attacks, angina attacks, seizures and shock
  • Record keeping and what to include in an incident record

The Emergency First Aid Awareness course can be used as a refresher for those who are EFAW or First Aid at Work (FAW) certified or as an introduction for people intending to take a practical first aid course. This course does not qualify you to be a workplace first aider. However, understanding what to do in various situations and regularly refreshing your knowledge of first aid material can help keep a casualty safe, prevent further harm, and might save lives.

The course also provides advice on first aid procedures during the Covid-19 pandemic, and what you can do to help casualties while keeping yourself and others safe.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Emergency First Aid Awareness eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Emergency First Aid Awareness course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Emergency First Aid Awareness Online Training course is written by subject matter experts and experienced instructional designers. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Employers have a legal responsibility under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 to protect their employees’ health, safety and welfare through first aid provisions, based on a first aid needs assessment.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

This course should be used as a refresher for those who are Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) or First Aid at Work (FAW) certified or as an introduction to those who intend to take a practical first aid course. This course is not a substitute for practical first aid training.

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