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Occupational First Aid Course

Name of Training Course:            Occupational First Aid

Certification                                 QQI Level 5

Dates:                                           8th 15th and 22nd February 

Location:                                      Yeats Memorial Building,

                                                     Hyde Bridge, Sligo

Time:                                            9:30am – 5:30pm

Price:                                            €200 Chamber Member

                                                     €220 Non-Member


This 3-day course covers all of the Occupational First Aid requirements for the workplace as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority.

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. Also included is training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of aspirin for cases of a suspected heart attack.


Who should attend:      

This course is designed by the Health and Safety Authority and accredits applicants with a FETAC Level 5

certificate in First Aid and is suitable for employees of small, medium or large enterprises across all sectors and Self Employed


Programme Modules:

•             Unit 1:  First Aid in The Workplace

•             Unit 2: Patient Assessment

•             Unit 3: Respiratory Emergencies

•             Unit 4: Cardiac First Response

•             Unit 5: Wounds & Bleeding

•             Unit 6: Altered Levels of Consciousness

•             Unit 7: Fractures, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations

•             Unit 8:Burns & Scalds, Chemicals, Poison, Electric Shock


Format of course:

This course is classroom based with each theory session followed by skills demonstration and scenario-based training.

Learning outcomes:      

On completion of this course participants 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

•             Be confident in applying their First Aid Skills

Sligo Chamber

16 Quay Street

Sligo F91 X923

Tel: 00353719161274

Email: mary@sligochamber.ie