Occupational First Aid – QQI FETAC Level 5

Occupational First Aid – QQI FETAC Level 52018-08-12T19:14:41+00:00

Lifeline-Training-occupational-first-aidThis 3-day course covers all of the Occupational First Aid requirements for the workplace as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority.

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.

The course consists of 8 units as listed below and includes Cardiac First Responder training in automated external defibrillators and administering aspirin for suspected heart attack.

This QQI FETAC Level 5 course will provide the learner with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of an injured colleague until the arrival of medical assistance.

Participants are awarded with an Occupational First Aid Certificate, which is valid for two years.

We also offer the Occupational First Aid Refresher course.

7th Statement of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in relation to transition to Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response (FAR) Education and Training Standard

In the previous statement of 31st August 2017, the HSA announced its intention that as and from 1st January 2018, it would only recognise the PHECC FAR standard as meeting the needs of occupational first aid (OFA) in workplaces. The HSA has determined in consultation with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and PHECC that dual recognition of QQI 5N1207 and PHECC FAR will continue until 31st May 2018. Thereafter the HSA will only recognise PHECC FAR. This recent decision takes into account PHECC’s current review of the FAR Education and Training Standard (2014). The review is addressing our mutual stakeholders concerns including:

  • the instructor to student ratio;
  • the duration of the course;
  • the duration of the refresher training.

Updates about the FAR review and the transition work are provided on the PHECC website.

All LifeLine Training instructors have Upskilled to become First Aid Responder Instructors.  Therefore all instructors are qualified to deliver the new Health & Safety First Aid Course – First Aid Responder.  This new FAR course has replaced Occupational First Aid – (OFA/Fetac Level 5)  in the workplace as of June 1st, 2018.

Course Duration

3 days – Can be completed on consecutive days or over a number of weeks.

Course Content/Topics Covered

  • First aid in the workplace & accident scene management
  • Patient assessment
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest (use of Automated External Defibrillators – CFR)
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Altered levels of consciousness
  • Injuries to bones, joints and soft tissues
  • Burns, scalds, chemicals & electric shock
Duration: 3 Days
Certificate: QQI FETAC Level 5 Certificate to each participant
Certificate Valid For: 2 years
Course Cost: €230 per person – Refresher €95 per person
Course Times: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
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Occupational First Aid – QQI FETAC Level 5

Cost: €230

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Occupational First Aid REFRESHER – QQI FETAC Level 5 – 1 Day Course

Cost: €95

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