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International Award In Emergency First Aid At Work Level 22021-09-15T21:51:58+00:00

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International Award In Emergency First Aid At Work Level 2

This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a 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.

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This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a 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.

All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification.

Overview

This qualification is typically delivered as a one day program and aimed at learners already working or preparing to work in industry that is identified within the company’s risk assessment of First Aid.

Topics within this course are regarded by the Health & Safety Executive as being important in maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health in the workplace.

This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a 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.

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider

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

2. Be able to assess an incident

  • Conduct a scene survey
  • Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
  • Give examples of when to call for help

3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

  • Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
  • Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
  • Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position
  • Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  • Manage a casualty who is in seizure

4. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally

  • Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin

5. Know how to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking

  • Describe how to identify a casualty with a Partially blocked airway & Completely blocked airway
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking

6. Be able to manage a casualty

  • Identify the types of external bleeding with external bleeding
  • Control external bleeding

7. Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock

  • Recognise shock
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock

8. Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury

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

In order to register on to this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

16 years of age or above

The assessment of this unit include:

1] Practical observation

The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas.

2] Written/Oral questioning

The oral examination component of this qualification will be completed via ongoing questioning/discussion with learners on the course. This assessment will require learners to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a number of first aid related areas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is first aid?2021-09-21T19:54:37+00:00

First aid refers to the immediate treatment of an individual(s) that is injured or ill. First aid is not a full medical treatment, but something that can be done to stabilize a person so they can be moved to a hospital for regular medical treatment, or to preserve life while waiting for medical professionals.

Who is the first aider?2021-09-21T19:54:37+00:00

A first-aider is someone who has undertaken training appropriate to the circumstances. They must hold a valid certificate of competence in either: … emergency first aid at work. any other level of training or qualification that is appropriate to the circumstances.

What is first aid and example?2021-09-21T19:54:37+00:00

First aid is defined as medical assistance provided to a person who has suffered a medical emergency. Cleaning a cut and putting a bandage on it is an example of first aid. … Emergency treatment that is given to an injured or sick person or animal, often by someone who does not have medical training.

What are the 5 main aims of first aid?2021-09-21T19:54:37+00:00

The five main aims of first aid are to:

  • Preserve life.
  • Prevent the escalation of illness or injury.
  • Promote recovery.
  • Provide pain relief.
  • Protect the unconscious.
What are the types of first aid?2021-09-21T19:54:37+00:00

The two main types of first aid training for the workplace are:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work – a level 2 first aid qualification, usually provided over 1 day.
  • First Aid at Work – a level 3 first aid qualification, usually provided over 3 days.

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