Emergency First Aid at Work

The Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work meets The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 in respect of First Aid at Work and is aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their knowledge, understanding and skills of first aid at work.

Emergency First Aid at Work is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid and is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments such as offices.

 

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to gain a formal first aid qualification or has been identified as requiring Emergency First Aid at Work during their employer’s first aid risk assessment.

Course Length

1 day.

Assessment

A written or oral exam and practical assessment.

Certification

Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work valid for 3 years.

Course Content

The role and responsibilities of a first aider

  • Identifying the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Describing how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • Identifying the need for establishing consent to provide first aid
  • Completing an accident report form
  • Identifying the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace
  • Describing the safe use of first aid equipment

Assessing an incident

  • Conducting a scene survey
  • Conducting a primary survey of a casualty
  • When to call for help

Managing an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

  • Assessing a casualty’s level of consciousness
  • Opening a casualty’s airway and check breathing
  • Why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position
  • Placing an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  • Managing a casualty who is in seizure

Managing an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally

  • Recognising the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Demonstrating Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin

Recognising and assisting a casualty who is choking

  • Identifying a casualty with a
    • Partially blocked airway
    • Completely blocked airway
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is choking

Managing a casualty with external bleeding

  • The types of external bleeding
  • Controlling external bleeding

Managing a casualty who is in shock

  • Recognising shock
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is in shock

Managing a casualty with a minor injury

  • Administering first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises
  • Administering first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
  • Administering first aid to a casualty with small splinters