This course is designed to comply with the HSE’s changes to the first aid at work regulations and is ideal for a smaller workplace that present few health and safety riaks, and where a risk assessment has indicated that a lower level of first aid cover is sufficient . This HSE approved qualification will most likely be appropriate to employees who currently hold an Emergency Aid for Appointed Persons Certificate.
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 a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff.
The QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at work (QCF) qualification is specially designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace. Successful candidates will learn how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that could occur at work and will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give emergency first aid.
What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes.
Course duration – 1 day
What’s covered in the course
Confidence to take charge of an emergency situation at work and can feel secure in the knowledge that should an accident or sudden illness occur in the workplace they can deal with the situation.