Occupational First Aid


This course is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge, practical skills and understanding required to provide and coordinate first aid in the workplace in compliance with the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 and the associated Guide to these Regulations.

On completion, the student will,
Understand the responsibilities of the occupational first aider.
Be able to provide treatment for the purpose of preserving life or minimising the consequences of injury until discharge or the arrival of medical assistance.
Be able to 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

Suitable for: Everyone
Certified By: FETAC Level 5
Duration: 3 Days
Preconditions: None / Some physical elements.
Books Required: First Aid, CPR and AED Manual provided along with student pack
Certificate Valid For: 2 years
Class Size: 10 maximum
Cost: Contact [email protected] or telephone 01-6434757 for further information.

Occupational First Aid Syllabus

Day 1
Introduction & Orientation
Roles and Responsibilities of an Occupational First Aider
Anatomy & Physiology of the Respiratory & Circulatory System
Dealing with a casualty in Respiratory difficulty
CPR & Introduction to AED
AED Practice
Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
Recovery position
Medical & Legal issues
Communications & Handovers
Critical Incident Stress Management
Death and Dying
C.P.R. & FBAO – Child & Infant
Regulatory Requirements for First Aid in the Workplace

Day 2
Recap & Introduction to Day 2
Patient Assessment including Primary & Secondary Survey
Circulatory System
Types of wounds & Bleeding
Application of Dressings & Bandages
The Nervous System and The Unconscious Casualty
Medical Conditions including Heart Attack & Aspirin administration
Functions of the Skeleton
Causes, Types, Signs, Symptoms & Treatment of Fractures

Day 3
Recap & Introduction to day 3
Spinal Injuries
Soft Tissue Injuries including application of the RICE techniques
Treatment of Minor, Major & Chemical Burns
Effects of Heat & Cold
Electrical Injuries, Miscellaneous Injuries & Conditions
Assessment – Short Answer Questionnaire
C.P.R. / A.E.D. & Practical Skills
Student Evaluations

All our instructors are operational fire fighters / paramedics, Health and Safety personnel with a FETAC level 6 qualification and certified instructors.

Please contact [email protected] or 01-6434757 for more details.
1 Day recertification courses are available, if original certificate still valid. ( strict cut off period )