The Level 2 Emergency First Aid At Work course is nationally recognised and meets the requirements outlined by the HSE. The course teaches real lifesaving skills that can be used in and out of the workplace.
The training day focused on a core set of emergency lifesaving skills that can be applied across any working environment. Many of these are practical in nature – whereby the instructor demonstrated and allowed time for hands on practice.
What we got out of it
The Emergency First Aid at Work Course provided our employees with an electronic HSE approved certificate. It is valid for three years and meets government guidelines and recommended learning hours.
By its conclusion our employees now have the confidence to deal with an accident or sudden illness. Staff members are protected and can deliver first aid as and when required.
What we learnt
We learn’t the skills required to manage a casualty that is unconscious, non-breathing, bleeding, ill or injured, prior to the arrival of the emergency services. The areas covered were:
- Responsibilities of the First Aider
- How to check for breathing
- Assessment of injuries
- Recovery position
- Resuscitation of a non-breathing casualty (CPR)
- Major bleeding and Shock management
- Minor injuries & burns
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Stuart Logan and Libby Tucker our attendees on the course commented “A fantastic interactive practical day that taught the fundamentals of handling emergency situations that could come to any one of us at anytime. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly carrying out a practical exercise on “Resus Annie” that was unresponsive and needed you to reassure assess and then carrying out all the necessary functions of putting the person into the recovery position carrying out a primary and secondary survey and then performing CPR. Great collaboration and interactive day.”