Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

HSE Emergency First Aid In The WorkplaceA minimum six-hour programme (one day) for those who wish to gain knowledge of emergency procedures and gain a recognised qualification in First Aid. Where an employer's assessment of First Aid needs identifies that a three-day First Aid at Work qualification is not necessary, the minimum employers requirement is to appoint a personto take charge of First Aid arrangements. This includes looking after equipment and facilities, and calling emergency services when required. Arrangements should be made for an Appointed Person to be available for these duties at all times when people are at work.

Note: Appointed Persons are not First Aiders and should not attempt to give First Aid for which they have not been trained.

Subjects Covered

○ What is First Aid?
○ First Aid in the Workplace
○ Responsibilities of the Appointed Person
○ Action at an Emergency
○ Primary Assessment
○ Secondary Assessment
○ Breathing and Circulation
○ Principles of Resuscitation
○ Airway Obstruction
○ Disorders of Circulation
○ Bleeding
○ Breaks
○ Burns
○ Common Illnesses

Training Outcomes

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

○ understand the role of the first-aider
○ the importance of preventing cross-infection
○ the need for recording incidents and actions
○ use of available equipment
○ 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 (including seizure)
○ administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
○ administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
○ administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
○ administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
○ provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)

Training Course Information

Course Duration: 6 hour programme (one day)
Assessment:  Ongoing assessment is carried out by the trainer throughout the course.
Maximum Delegates: 12
Prerequisite: A suitable aptitude for acting calmly, promptly and effectively under diverse conditions.
Awarded Course

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First aid training is a public and private sector legal workplace requirement. This training is popular with offices, shops, local authority, schools, nurseries, care homes, factories, warehouses, construction, the leisure industry, restaurants, cafes, hotels, pubs, the voluntary sector and many more.

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