The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!
Ideal for those who are able to access CQC (Care Quality Commission) funding, the QA Level 2 Award in First Aid Essentials (QCF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid in emergency situations. Successful candidates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: CPR, choking, external bleeding, shock and minor injuries.
Click here for more information about First Aid provision in the workplace. We also have a First Aid Requirements Calculator online tool that allows you to simply and accurately calculate how many first aiders you need and the level of training they require. Please click on the image to the right.
All learners will have the First Aid skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.
Duration of this course
A minimum of 6 contact hours in the classroom consisting of practical and theoretical activities.
What subject areas are covered in this course
The role and responsibilities of a first aider
Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty
Cuts, grazes and bruises
Minor burns and scalds
Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Assessment is ongoing by our First Aid instructor and upon successful completion of this course attendees will receive an accredited nationally recognised Ofqual regulated certificate valid for 3 years. In addition, the Health & Safety Executive strongly recommend that all attendees undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours. Please click here for more information about our first aid annual update.
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course with one of our trainers.
You must be a minimum of 14 years of age upon start of this qualification.
A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.
Course cost is only £60 + VAT per person
(includes certification and an Emergency First Aid at Work handbook to keep)
Booking a course
We can arrange to deliver our First Aid Essentials Level 2 course in your workplace to groups. Courses delivered in your workplace can be delivered during business hours or on evenings and weekends to suit your needs. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach in meeting our client’s needs. Should you be interested in discussing your requirements in more detail please contact us.
First Aid at Work Annual Update
It is also recommended that First Aiders undertake annual refresher training to practise their skills and update their knowledge on the latest first aid procedures. For more information about this course follow this link First Aid at Work Annual Update