Emergency First Aid at Work


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Level 2 - Emergency First Aid at Work Course 2017

The Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work may be more suitable for lower-risk work environments, such as offices and shops and/or organisations with fewer than 100 employees. For regulatory purposes, successfully completing the Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work will enable the candidate to act as a first aider in the workplace.

During this 1 day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations, including: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, choking, shock, wounds and bleeding and minor injuries. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

Who needs this qualification?

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. These regulations apply to all workplaces, including those with five or fewer employees, and to the self-employed.

How much first aid provision an employer should make depends on the circumstances of each workplace.

Why is this training important?

In assessing their needs, employers should consider the nature of the work and workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and the nature of the workforce, the organisation’s record of accidents and ill health and the overall working arrangements.

If, having assessed first aid needs, an employer decides to appoint first aiders, the first aiders must have a valid certificate of competence.

Learning outcomes

The learner will understand the roles and responsibilites of a first aider to be able to:

  • Assess an incident
  • Manage an unresponsive casualty who is both breathing/not breathing normally
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Manage a casualty with a minor injury


Duration One day programme (The course also qualifies for up to 7 hours of Driver CPC if required).
Assessment Practical assessment plus activities and exam.


Training course £75 +VAT per person
CIEH certification fees £ included
DCPC admin fees £25 +VAT per person
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