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One day occupational first aid refresher courses

Course Details:
This one-day Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) Occupational First Aid level 5 Component certificate course covers all the essential aspects of Occupational First Aid as outlined in Module D20188. Refresher courses are essential every two years for certified First Aiders to keep up with developments in First Aid practice, and to refresh skills that may be only intermittently used.
This refresher course will provide the learner with the knowledge, practical skills to give effective life support, diagnose & 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) Regulations 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 set by the H.S.A. of Ireland and the P.H.E.C.C.
The new 2008 standard consists of 8 units listed below and includes Cardiac First Responder training in automated external defibrillators (AEDs) as per PHECC standard and administering aspirin for heart attack patients.
This programme is delivered as a 1-day course by Certified Occupational First Aid Instructor from the HSA register.

Objectives of Course:

Learners who successfully complete this module D20188 will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of the occupational first aider
  • Be familiar with health and safety legislation on first aid provision in the workplace
  • Be able to provide treatment for preserving life or minimising the consequences of injury until the arrival of medical aid
  • 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
  • Successful participants will be registered as Occupational First Aiders with FETAC certification
  • Demonstrate up-to-date practical skills
  • First Aid KitExplain new developments in First Aid.


  • 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.

Who Should attend

Any qualified FETAC Occupational First Aider that needs to be recertified with in the 2 year period as per HSA guidelines.
Any qualified Occupational First Aider who was certified prior to 1st September 2008 and certificate is less than three years old.

Pre-Course Requirements

Participants must hold a current Occupational First Aid Certificate having attended a course prior to 1st September 2008 or obtained a FETAC Level 5 Occupational First Certificate post 1st September 2008. Refresher training must be attended within 3 years if original certificate was obtained prior to 1st September 2008 and two years thereafter for certificates obtained post 1st September 2008. English is the language in which training is delivered and participants must have a good command of the English language


Participants complete a theoretical exam and practical skills assessments as indicated below. All assessments are carried out in accordance with FETAC regulations. All participants who successfully complete the written and practical examinations will be awarded with a FETAC Level 5 component certificate in Occupational First Aid on their first refresher course post 1st September 2008, which is valid for 2 years as per HSA guidelines.

Summary of Assessments

Basic Life Saving Skills    40%
Examination (Short Answer Questions)  30%
Skills Demonstration x 2    30%


• Pass  50-64%
• Merit  65-79%
• Distinction 80-100%


1 Day


Maximum 10 and 8 from Sept. 2010