4 EFASR - Emergency First Aid & Spill Response (8 hours)

First Response, Implementing ICE, Risk Assessment, PPE & Spill Kits

Course Description

Developed in association with our partner First4Aid, this 8 hour course complies with the minimum requirements of the HSE accreditation, Emergency First Aid at Work but, also covers the basics of Spill/Incident response as well. The aim is to reduce the effects of injury or illness suffered as a result of a spill incident as well as providing an effective First Aid at Work Course. For companies developing a spill response resource and wishing to comply with the minimum legislative requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 this course ticks both boxes. The EFAW training, embedded within the course, enables a first-aider, or perhaps several members of the spill/incident team to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work. Where the work involves hazards such as chemicals or dangerous machinery, or special hazards such as hydrofluoric acid or confined spaces, first-aid requirements will be greater. In these circumstances we would recommend our more advanced 3 day First Aid at Work for Spill Response Course.

Please note: This course is only delivered at your site we do not run open courses as we believe it important to tailor each course to your site conditions.


Who should attend?

  • Members of staff who wish to become accredited as First Aiders
  • All Senior Managers responsible for spill contingency planning
  • Spill Team Leaders and members of the Spill Team


Benefits to Your Business

  • Spill/Incident and First Aid Training is integrated in a more cohesive way ensuring that First Aid and First Aiders understand the hazards involved in dealing with a casualty resulting from an on-site hazardous spill
  • Improved response to Incidents and Emergencies
  • Improved Business Resilience
  • Spill Contingency Plan correctly conceived and integrated within your Emergency Response
  • Correct use and selection of Spill Response and First Aid products
  • Integration of health, safety and environmental systems


Course Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will :

  • Understand what their initial response to an incident should be
  • Understand the difference between Incidents and Emergencies
  • Understand the role of a First Aider
  • Understand the hazards involved for both the First Aider and Spill Responders within a spill incident
  • Scene safety, the ICEE methodology
    • Dynamic Risk Assessment
    • ICEE
    • Safe, Prompt and Effective First Aid in an Emergency
  • Approaching and assessing a casualty within any incident
    • Recovery of an unconscious casualty
  • Administering first aid to
    • an unconscious casualty
    • a choking casualty
    • a wounded and bleeding casualty
    • a casualty suffering from shock
    • a casualty with chemical spill injuries
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation
  • Understand the contents and practical application required in the development and refinement of your on site Spill Response and First Aid resource
  • Understand what PPE is required for the Spill and First Aid Team
  • Be ready to take the next step towards practical spill response implementation and training
  • Accident and Incident Recording
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Typical Course Cost £1,250
(Min 6 Max 12 Delegates)

Sapira 4EFA Course Structure and Methodology[2]

A program of distinct elements, including practical and desk top exercises, based on and featuring several case studies and example documents.

Topics Covered include :-

  • Scoping & Surveying
    • The legislative framework in which you operate (Health, Safety & Environment)
    • Site Survey Practical
      • Introduction to Site Sectoring and Hazard Assessment
      • Site Survey of a local Risk Cell
      • First Aid Survey
  • Assessment
    • Identifying the spill products required to respond to a spill in the local risk cell
    • Identifying the First Aid products required to respond to a casualty
    • Oils and Chemicals Ė Characteristics, Movement, Storage and Disposal requirements.COSHH Data sheet interpretation
    • PPE & RPE Requirements as a part of your Incident and Emergency response planning
  • Planning
    • Raising the alarm, invocation, escalation and trigger points
    • Handling Hazardous Spills - Doís & Doníts- PPEDeveloping the Risk Cell Contingency Plan
  • Implementation
    • First Response Objectives - ICE Objectives in Spill Response
    • Preparing for your first spill incident exercise
      • Entering the hot zone
      • Casualty recovery
    • Administering First Aid
  • Review & Response
    • Practical Review and use of your Spill Response Inventory. ( using your on site spill kit)
    • Practical Review and use of a typical First Aid Kit
    • Planning your response ( walk through exercise) including Health and Safety around a spill
  • Audit
    • 20 Question Multiple Choice Test


Equipment and Room Requirements

  • Data Projector
  • TV Video
  • Blackboard or Chalkboard
  • Conference Table & Chairs


Practical Exercise

Container containing clean water (Min 50 Litres)
Suitable hard standing
Each delegate taking part in this exercise should have his own set of PPE which is dedicated for use in spill response.
PPE supplied should be appropriate for the onsite chemical inventory that delegates are likely to encounter.


Delegates will be provided with worksheets but should bring their own writing materials


8 hours



[1] Sapira reserve the right to update and modify the course content and/or fee as required. This course outline is indicative. As a part of our continuous improvement programme, the course will be adjusted as deemed appropriate prior to each delivery in response to pre course evaluation and or changes to regulations.

[2] The Sapira™ process and methodology is Copyright to Mark and Christine East © Dec 2010-12-16