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TQUK Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)

Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work QCF qualification is tailored for smaller workplaces and for staff who work in low hazard environments. This 6 hour course is designed to train candidates in both theoretical and practical aspects of First Aid to the standard required by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

A man who slipped on a wet floor beside a bright yellow caution sign holds his back in pain

The Course Duration:

The minimum contact hours of this qualification, excluding breaks, should be for a minimum period of 6 hours over 1 day.

Please note – The recommendation is that learners refresh their knowledge annually. (Previously HSE)

Maximum number of trainees:

It is recommended that the qualification should operate on a ratio of (a maximum of) 12 learners to 1 tutor

Certification:

Upon successful completion all students are awarded a recognised First Aid Certificate and pocket Card which is valid for 3 years.

Course content includes:

  • 1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • 1.2 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • 1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid
  • 1.4 Complete an accident report form
  • 1.5 Identify the first aid equipment that should be
    available in a workplace
  • 1.6 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.
  • 2. Be able to assess an incident 2.1 Conduct a scene survey
  • 2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
  • 2.3 Give examples of when to call for help.
  • 3.  Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • 3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
  • 3.2 Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
  • 3.3 Explain why it is important to place an unconscious
    casualty into the recovery position
  • 3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  • 3.5 Manage a casualty who is in seizure.
  • 4.  Be able to manage an unresponsive
  • 4.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardio  Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • 4.2 Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    using a manikin and Defibrillator Awareness
  • 5. Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
  • 5.1 Describe how to identify a casualty with a
    • Partially blocked airway
    • Completely blocked airway
  • 5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
  • 6.  Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • 6.1 Identify the types of external bleeding
  • 6.2 Control external bleeding
  • 7. Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • 7.1 Recognise shock
  • 7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
  • 8. Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • 8.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts,
    grazes and bruises
  • 8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns
    and scalds
  • 8.3 Administer first aid to a casualty with small
    splinters.
    Assessment
  • The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration.

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