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Emergency first aid at work (level 2)


When an employer's first aid needs assessment identifies that a first aider is not necessary, the minimum requirement is to appoint a person to take charge of first aid arrangements. 

The role of this appointed person includes looking after the first aid equipment and facilities and calling the emergency services when required.

They can also provide emergency cover, within their role and competence, where a first aider is absent due to unforeseen circumstances.

Outline and content

  • Personal safety, assessing the incident
  • Reporting and recording of incidents as required by the HSE
  • Contents of HSE approved first aid kit
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Resuscitation: adults
  • Choking
  • Dealing with blood loss and shock
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Asthma
  • Heart attack
  • Diabetes
  • Strokes
  • Seizures

Learning outcomes

  • Where the full three-day training course is not required, this course will provide up to date training in compliance with health and safety regulations, as well as emergency cover in your workplace.
  • Ensuring you have on-site provision to deal with most first aid emergency situations means you may be able to save the lives of employees or reduce any serious or fatal injuries.



Course length

1 day

Up to 12 people


The qualification is assessed via written multiply choice question sheets and practical demonstration. 


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