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Occupational First Aid (Fetac Level 5)



Who is this course for?

 

This course is designed to provide the learner with the understanding, knowledge and practical skills required to provide and coordinate first aid in the workplace in compliance with the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2007 and its accompanying Regulations and Guidelines.

 

General Aims

 

This course is designed to enable the learner to:

- Understand the responsibilities of the occupational first aider

- Provide treatment for the purpose of preserving life or minimising the consequences of
injury until discharge or the arrival of medical assistance

- Provide treatment in the workplace for an injury which does not require the attention of a
medical practitioner or nurse

- Be capable of coordinating first aid arrangements in the workplace

- Be familiar with Health and Safety legislation on First Aid provision in the workplace

 

Method of Delivery

 

The course will utilise both theory and practical learning which will encourage student participation and feedback and ensure strong knowledge of practical skills.

 

Duration

 

3 Days.

 

Assessment

 

The course assessment will be split between two practical skills demonstrations and a theory exam. The examinations are designed for students to demonstrate their ability to safely treat a sick or injured patient as per HSA Occupational First Aid Guidelines.

The skills demonstrations will assess the learners basic life saving skills and 2 additional skills areas covered in the course.

The theory examination will assess the learners ability to recall and apply theory and understanding of the topics covered on the course.

 

Certification

 

While this course is accredited by FETAC at Level 5 the Irish Ambulance Training Institute is also a PHECC (Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council) and IHF (Irish Heart Foundation) accredited training provider. Therefore participants on this course will also receive two additional certificates that are not normally awarded by other providers of this course.

 

Certificate Details:

 

- FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Occupational First Aid
- PHECC Cardiac First Responder Certificate
- Irish Heart Foundation Heartsaver A.E.D. Certificate

 

 

Units Covered

 

The following is a breakdown of the units covered on this course:

Unit 1 - First Aid in the Workplace
Unit 2 - Patient Assessment
Unit 3 - Respiratory Emergencies
Unit 4 - Cardiac First Response
Unit 5 - Wounds and Bleeding
Unit 6 - Altered Levels of Consciousness
Unit 7 - Musculoskeletal Injuries
Unit 8 - Burns and Scalds, Chemicals, Electric Shock