The Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work was introduced by the Health and Safety Executive in October 2009 and also made part of the Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF).  It is a one day course suitable for members of small to medium sized, low hazard workplaces, like offices. No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course. Certificates are valid for 3 years.

Course Content

  • Vital Signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour
  • Incident Management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents
  • Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Breathing Problems - choking
  • Circulation Problems – controlling external bleeding and treatment for shock
  • Minor Injuries - small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters
  • Safe best practice - minimise the risk of infection
  • Record keeping – recording accidents, RIDDOR, First Aid kits, disposing safely of clinical waste
  • Awareness of current regulations