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EOSH UK Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)

(EOSH - Environmental Occupational Safety and Health)

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The Level-2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively respond to cardiac emergencies. The course covers essential life support techniques, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as well as the safe operation of an AED. Participants will learn how to assess the casualty, perform CPR, and use an AED to deliver electrical shocks to restore the heart’s normal rhythm. The training emphasizes the importance of quick response, effective teamwork, and adherence to established protocols in saving lives during cardiac emergencies.


The qualification has recommended course duration of 3 days.
Note: However the course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required but not reduced.


• Introduction to basic life support and the chain of survival
• Recognizing and responding to a cardiac emergency
• Assessing the casualty and calling for emergency medical services
• Performing effective chest compressions and rescue breaths
• Understanding the role and safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
• Operating an AED safely and efficiently
• Managing airway obstructions and choking emergencies
• Response to other medical emergencies, such as strokes and heart attacks
• First aid considerations in a cardiac arrest scenario
• Teamwork and communication during cardiac emergencies


This qualification is evaluated using assessments and Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ). To receive this qualification, the learner must pass both tests with a certain percentage.

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