Emergency First Aid
The HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work has been accredited by the regulators of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). This qualification is aimed at learners already working or preparing to work in industry that is identified within the Company’s risk assessment of First Aid as being lower risk.
Learners gaining this qualification will know that First Aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment. Its topics are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health in the workplace.Emergency First Aid at Work on completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
- • Understand the role of the first aider including reference to:
- • The importance of preventing cross infection;
- • The need for recording incidents and actions;
- • Use of available equipment;
- • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
- • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
- • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
- • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
- • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
- • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
This qualification is assessed through practical and oral questioning through the duration of the course by the tutor. Learners must practically demonstrate the application of the correct techniques in all First Aid areas including within the learning outcomes of the unit.