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Occupational First Aid Training

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This is a comprehensive 3 day QQI (FETAC) Level 5 certification course which covers all  aspects of Occupational First Aid.

The Occupational First Aid course now includes Cardiac First Responder training in automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and administering aspirin for heart attack patients. The Occupational First Aid Regulations Safety, Health and Welfare at Work General Applications Regulations S.I. No. 299 of 2007. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, there is a requirement on employers based on a risk assessment to have a sufficient number of Occupational First Aiders trained and deployed in the workplace.

All participants receive a comprehensive first aid manual. The assessment is conducted by an independent Instructor recognised by the Health & Safety Authority.

The course consists of 8 units as listed below and includes Cardiac First Responder training in automated external defibrillators (AED’S).  Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, participants are presented with an Occupational First Aid Certificate, which is valid for two years.

Who Should Attend?:

Anyone who wants to qualify as an Occupational First Aider QQI (FETAC) Level 5

  • Other Qualifications Required: None
  • Manual: First Aid, CPR, and AED (Irish Edition)
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Certificate:
    • A4 Size Certificate issued to each participant
    • QQI Level 5 Certificate to each participant
    • Certificate valid for 2 years
  • Accreditation:
    • Recognised Training Health & Safety Authority
    • Quality & Qualifications Ireland
    • Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council

Course Programme:

Unit 1: First Aid in the workplace – This Module covers the role of the occupational first aider, the legal requirements and how to effectively ensure the safety of the first aider in the work place

Unit 2: Patient Assessment – After this module, the candidate will be able to do a primary survey on a potential casualty. They will know how to take vitals (pulse, breathing, etc) signs and treat a casualty with a suspected neck injury.

Unit 3: Respiratory Emergencies – This module covers the functions of the respiratory system and shows the occupational First Aider how to manage a choking patient as well how to do mouth to mouth ventilations.

Unit 4: Cardiac first response – After this module the student will understand the chain of survival and will be able to activate their links, by calling for an ambulance, starting CPR and using a Defibrillator effectively.

Unit 5: Wounds and Bleeding – This module teaches the student how to deal with blood injuries.  They will know how to recognise the different types of wounds and know how to treat them. They will be able to deal with head, eye and facial injuries as well as effectively minimizing the consequences of internal bleeding.

Unit 6: Altered levels of consciousness – The student learns how to treat shock and how to do the recovery position. This will allow them to treat a casualty who has reduced or lost consciousness.

Unit 7: Musculosketal injuries – At the end, the student will be able to treat patients who have fractured (broken) bones as well as deal effectively with casualties who have sprains, strains and dislocations.

Unit 8: Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock – this module covers the treatment of major and minor burns as well as the many different causes of burns. It also covers poisoning and how to treat someone who has been poised. The student will cover electrical shock and how to manage a patient who has been electrocuted.

QQI Certification / Assessment:

  • Participants complete a theoretical exam and skills assessments as per the following
  • Basic life savings skills 40%
  • Examination (short answer question) 20%
  • Skills demonstration x 2 40%

All assessments are carried out in accordance with QQI requirements and are both internally and externally authenticated before certification is issued. All participants have the right to appeal their results, the appeals procedure is also in accordance with QQI regulation. The examination is conducted by an independent instructor.

All successful candidates in the written and practical exams will be awarded a QQI level 5 certificate which is valid for 2 years.

The course will include certified Manual Handling and Patient Moving.

  • Grading of the exam is as follows
  • Pass 50% – 64%
  • Merit 65% – 79%
  • Distinction 80% – 100%

The course is delivered when and where you want it and groups are welcome to our training facility in Broombridge, Dublin 7

Please call 01 8245799  for further details

We are an established business specializing in Health & Safety. With our state of the art training facility centrally located beside Broombridge Train Station, We Bring the highest quality of training & Consultancy right to your doorstep!

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