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Emergency First Aid at Work for Complementary Therapists

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This Emergency First Aid at Work for Complementary Therapists (EFAW4CT) course meets the requirements of the the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (as amended).  These regulations are defined in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Guidance on Regulations document L74 (as amended).

This qualification will equip a Complementary Therapist (first aider) with skills to be able to confidently undertake emergency first aid if someone becomes ill or injured in their clinic environment. The course consists of 8 hours of instructor led tuition with the emphasis on practical application of first aid skills.

Full information on the different levels and requirements for First Aid in the Workplace can be found on the HSE website here.

The syllabus for this EFAW4CT course is derived from the guidance issued by the HSE which stipulates that on completion of this course candidates should be able to undertake the following actions:

  • understand the role of the first aider, including reference to:
    • the use of available equipment
    • the need for recording incidents and actions
    • the importance of personal hygiene and prevention of cross infection in first aid procedures
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious and/or in seizure
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding and/or in shock
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including cuts, grazes, bruises, burns, scalds or splinters)

This course focuses on emergency care including CPR, AED use and other emergency first aid skills that will provide a person ‘first on the scene’ with the basic knowledge to provide life saving actions.  Candidates will learn the skills in the sequence they will be used in a life threatening emergency and also following the same priorities care as all professional emergency responders.  This results in sequenced learning that aids further skill retention.

Based on the WorkSafe Training Systems EFAW course this course has been tailored for Complementary Therapists.  Whilst retaining all of the HSE required elements it is designed to provide delegates with the tools and skills to deal with emergencies which may occur in a clinic environment but also events that they may happen upon outside of their usual working environment.

This course covers:

  • Scene management
  • Primary survey and the unconscious casualty
  • CPR (including AED use)
  • Choking casualty
  • Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Seizures **
  • Hypertension **
  • Diabetes **
  • First Aid Box and record keeping

The items above that are are marked ** do not form part of the EFAW syllabus but, have been added or expanded upon specifically for Complementary Therapists due to some therapists possibly having clients with these conditions.

During this course delegates will learn and develop practical life saving skills so therefore ample time is allocated for practice and perfecting their patient assessment, CPR, AED use and patient handling / positioning skills.

This course meets the quality control requirements for First Aid Trainers and Training Providers as specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (as amended).  The certifying organisation is WorkSafe Training Systems who provide quality monitoring of the instructors, course content and delivery.

On successful completion of this course delegates will receive an EFAW certificate that is valid for three years.  This certificate is issued by WorkSafe Training Systems, items additional to the basic EFAW course contents are certified by LilleyPad Training.

The course instructor is an Institute of Health and Care Development (IHCD) qualified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with over 6 years of 999 frontline experience, currently employed by London Ambulance Service NHS Trust on double crewed ambulances, as a solo responder in Fast Response Cars and other specialist roles.  Thus the instructor has in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience of all the skills taught on this course and teaches from real life experiences of emergency situations having performed these skills in real life situations on numerous occasions.

Should delegates have any specific first aid queries or topics that they would wish to be included or expanded upon please contact us using the details below.

What is included in the course?

  • Printed learning materials.  A course booklet is provided for delegates to retain for future reference.
  • Certificates (posted to delegates, normally arriving 14 - 21 days after course completion.
  • Use of CPR manikins with AED training devices (maximum of three delegates per manikin).

What do I need to bring to the course?

  • Lunch
  • Favourite snacks (Tea, Coffee, Squash and a selection of biscuits will be provided.)
  • Comfortable clothing and flat shoes / trainers.  You will working on floor level (Patient positioning, CPR and First Aid scenarios)


The LilleyPad Training Emergency First Aid at Work for Complementary Therapists course utilises the following assessment methods:

  • Self assessment
  • Direct observation of practical skills

At the end of the session you will be informed of the result.  We are dedicated to offering a fair and equal assessment for all learners.  Reasonable adjustments can be made if you feel you have a particular requirement, please discuss these with your instructor at the start of the day or as soon as you feel that there maybe an issue.


The Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is valid for three years.  To renew you must undertake the full course again.  LilleyPad Training, WorkSafe Training Systems and the Health and Safety Executive recommend you undertake annual refresher sessions to maintain your skills.

Successful candidates will be awarded a qualification in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, valid for 3 years and certificated by WorkSafe Training Systems items additional to the basic EFAW course contents are certified by LilleyPad Training.  To renew you must undertake the full course again. 

LilleyPad Training, WorkSafe Training Systems and the Health and Safety Executive recommend you undertake annual refresher training in first aid techniques whilst holding this qualification to maintain your skills.

The EFAW4CT course overview can be found here.

Any enquires regarding this course please email LilleyPad Training