Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become an Emergency First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982.
The recommended course duration is 1 day and topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency First Aider, assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness and assisting a casualty who is suffering from injury and illness. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration.
The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 6 hours over 1 day.
All successful students will be issued with an Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years.
It incorporates the Appointed Persons requirements for first aid at work. The course gives ample opportunity for skills practice in areas such as resuscitation, choking, recovery position, wounds and bleeding.
■ Principles and priorities of first aid
■ Casualty assessment
■ Burns and scalds
■ Accident reporting
■ First aid kits
■ Adult resuscitation and management of unconsciousness including seizures.