Level 2 award in First Aid Risk Assessment Principles and Practice

Level 2 First Aid Risk Assessment Principles and Practice OFQUAL RQF training course





This course complies with the guidelines and criteria as defined by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in respect of the 1981 (First Aid) Regulations. The  topics covered in this course are in accordance with current guidelines published by the Resuscitation Council (UK).

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and trained first aid personnel. A risk assessment of first aid needs determines the workplace requirements. This level 2 First Aid Risk Assessment qualification enables learners to gain the knowledge to produce a risk assessment of first aid needs for a workplace ensuring that all HSE requirements are being met.





The qualification requires a minimum of six contact hours and can be delivered over one day or spread over a maximum of three weeks but each session must be a minimum of two hours duration. The class ratio for this qualification is a maximum of 12 learners to 1 Trainer/Assessor.



Course content

  • Role and responsibilities of a First Aid Appointed Person
  • First aid provision in the workplace
  • Accident report form
  • Call to the emergency services
  • List of  first aid equipment  in the workplace
  • Safe use of first aid equipment
  • Employer’s responsibilities in respect of first aid
  • Potential hazards in the workplace
  • Rrisk assessment of first aid needs
  • Conditions that can affect first aid  in the workplace
  • How to mnage a first aid related incident in the absence of a qualified
  • First Aider or Emergency First Aider
  • Describe how to conduct an initial assessment of the incident
  • Describe the  procedure for assessing a casualty’s level of consciousness
  • Explain the importance of  placing an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  • Explain why a casualty might need a first aider to commence cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Describe the procedure for cardiopulmonary resuscitation



Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote.The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.





The qualification is assessed by a written assessment paper. The learner must successfully pass the written assessment  paper containing open and multiple choice questions to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred. Trainer/Assessors may also ask a learner additional questions if felt necessary to confirm their knowledge and understanding. 





Level 2 RQF  certificates   for the successful   delegates  will be posted  from an OFQUAL regulated Awarding Body to the course organiser.   The qualification does not have an expiry date but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD is vital.



Important Information 


Please note that delegates must be at least 18 years of age and be able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.


Delegates should have good English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete the assessments.


Please also note that ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.
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