In 2011 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) made a change to the way workplace First Aid training was conducted. In simple terms the 4 Day First Aid at Work (FAW) was reduced to 3 days certification remained at 3 years. However the assessment process was 1-6 learners would have 1 assessor and 7-12 would remain with 2 assessors. The new Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course was introduced which is a 1 day course the EFAW was for business who were deemed to be low risk and would only require EFAW training. However the Emergency First Aiders are as well as and not instead of the 3 day First Aiders. The HSE did make a reccomendation that those attending the either the FAW or the EFAW would attend a 2-3 update training to upkeep their skills of CPR, Recovery Position and treatment of wounds etc, this was not made for a commercial reason but makes sense as skill fade would occurred for those nominated First Aiders. NDFA Training runs these HSENI compliant courses every week and month at our training centre in Bangor. For details give us a call.