The CIEH Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work may be more suitable for lower-risk work environments, such as offices and shops and/or organisations with fewer than 100 employees. For regulatory purposes, successfully completing the CIEH Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work will enable the candidate to act as a first aider in the workplace.
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. These regulations apply to all workplaces, including those with five or fewer employees, and to the self-employed.
How much first aid provision an employer has to make depends on the circumstances of each workplace.
In assessing their needs, employers should consider the nature of the work and workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and the nature of the workforce, the organisation’s record of accidents and ill health and the overall working arrangements.
If, having assessed first aid needs, an employer decides to appoint first aiders, the first aiders must have a valid certificate of competence.
On successful completion of the qualification, the learner will understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider and be able to:
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