As you will be aware, whenever there is an incident like this, the initial priority is understandably to ensure public safety, which can unfortunately cause delays to the emergency services being able to reach the injured.
To help members of the public learn life-saving skills for use in these extreme situations, highly experienced military and civilian clinicians have created the citizenAID phone App and pocket guide. Designed to improve public resilience, this not-for-profit initiative has been widely publicised by media outlets including the BBC and Sky News, and has already been accessed by over a quarter of a million people since January.
To offer further support to the public, earlier this year our team of industry specialists were approached by the creators of citizenAID to develop a regulated qualification to complement the phone App and pocket guide. We were extremely proud to have been asked to work with citizenAID and together we have developed the QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF), a 3 hour qualification specifically designed to help people react safely, prioritise the injured and give life-saving first aid to victims in the event of a deliberate multiple casualty incident. An overview of the qualification can be found here.
To obtain all of the information you need to start delivering this qualification, including Trainer requirements and Lesson Plans, Qualsafe Awards Centres should simply visit the Downloads section of their Customer Portal today*.
If you are not currently a Qualsafe Awards Centre and would like to join, simply complete our information request form here and we will send you our clear and straightforward Centre Application pack today.
*Please note that all Quaslafe Awards Centres that are approved to deliver the QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) and selected prehospital care qualifications have automatically been approved to deliver the QA Level 2 Award in citizenAID (RQF). This includes: QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF), QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF), QA Level 2 Award for Community First Responders (RQF), QA Level 3 Award for Emergency First Responders (RQF) and Forestry First Aid +F (QAR). If you are a Qualsafe Awards Centre who is not approved to deliver these qualifications, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.