This is a comprehensive 3 day FETAC level 5 certification course which covers all the essential aspects of the occupational first aid as outlined in module D20188 and was introduced on 1 September 2008. This course will provide the learner with the knowledge, practical skills to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of the casualty and an understanding required to provide and co-ordinate first aid in the workplace in compliance with the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (general application) Regulation 2007, part 7 – chapter 2, First Aid and associated guide to these regulations. An occupational first aider is a qualified person who is trained by a registered competent instructor in accordance with the standard of Ireland and the P.H.E.C.C.
The new 2008 standard consists of 8 units as listed below and includes Cardiac First Responder training in automated external defibrillators (AED’S). All our First Aid trainers are registered Occupational First Aid Instructors with the health and safety authority OFAAA.
Who should attend?
Anyone who wants to be trained and certified as an Occupational First Aider and deliver first aid care according to the protocols taught in the course. 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.
Equality, Access, Transfer and Progression
Place on the course are provided on a first come basis. If a course is full additional courses may be scheduled if there is adequate demand. Olive safety will at all times ensure equality in our service provision. We therefore ask any learner that has specific learning requirements to contact our office on (01) 4111011 or at the time of booking the training and we will ensure that all possible measure are taken to meet requirements. English is the language that the training in provided in and participants must have a good understanding of the English language, in the case where this is not so participants are permitted to bring an interpreter they may do so but prior notice must be give to Olive Safety.
This course is a modular course and each module has a specific timetable. Participants are not encouraged to attend later modules or exam days on alternative course, but we will try to accommodate participants that cannot complete the course due to circumstances beyond their control on an alternative/ later course. Successful candidates can progress to an occupational first aid instructor level 6 certificate as this is the minimum standard for entry to this course.
FETAC Certification / Assessment
Participants complete a theoretical exam and skills assessments as per the following
Basic life savings skills 40%
Examination (short answer question) 30%
Skills demonstration x 2 30%
All assessments are carried out in accordance with FETAC 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 FETAC regulation. The examination is conducted by an independent instructor.
All successful candidates in the written and practical exams will be awarded a FETAC level 5 certificate which is valid for 2 years.
Grading of the exam is as follows
Pass 50% – 64%
Merit 65% – 79%
Distinction 80% – 100%
Duration: 3 Days
Participation: Maximum of 10