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FETAC Occupational First Aid

FETAC Occupational First Aid Course

Upcoming Course Dates

Dublin: 11th,18th and 25th of September, 2nd,9th and 16th of October

Limerick: 21st, 22nd and 23rd of September

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Safecon is a leading provider of Occupational First Aid Courses in Ireland. Safecon deliver both Private and Public Ocupational First Aid Courses. We have training centres based in Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Galway at which we carry out regular public courses at monthly intervals. All course participants receive extensive course material that is widely recognised as being the best in the business. Safecon – An Expert Provider of Ocupational First Aid Courses.

The Need for Occupational First Aid Course.

To comply with The Chapter 2 of Part 7 of the Safety Health and Welfare At Work General Application Regulations 2007- 165 (b) the employer shall designate at each place of work under the employer’s control the number of occupational first aiders as is necessary to give first aid at the place of work concerned.

Occupational First Aid Training Objective

  • 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
  • Be capable of coordinating first aid arrangements in the workplace

Content of Occupational First Aid Programme

Unit 1: First aid in the workplace
This module covers the role of the First Aider, the legal requirements and how to effectively ensure the safety of the first aider in the workplace.

Unit 2: Patient assessment:
After this module, the candidate will be able to do a primary and secondary survey on a potential casualty. They will know how to take vital (pulse, breathing, etc) signs and treat a casualty with a suspected neck injury.

Unit 3: Respiratory emergencies
This module covers the functions of the respiratory system and shows the Occupational First Aider how to manage a choking patient as well as how to do mouth-to-mouth ventilations.

Unit 4: Cardiac first response
After this, the student will understand the chain of survival and will be able to activate their links, by calling for an ambulance, starting CPR and using a Defibrillator effectively.

Unit 5: Wounds and bleeding
This teaches the student how to deal with blood injuries. They will know how to recognise the different types of wounds and know how to treat them.

Unit 6: Altered levels of consciousness
The student learns how to treat shock and how to do the recovery position. This will allow them to treat a casualty who has reduced or lost consciousness.

Unit 7: Musculoskeletal injuries
At the end of this module, the student will be able to treat patients who have fractured (broken) bones as well as deal effectively with casualties who have sprains, strains and dislocations.

Unit 8: Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock
This module covers the treatment of major and minor burns as well as the many different causes of burns. It also covers poisoning and how best to treat someone who has been poisoned. The student will cover electrical shock and how to manage a patient who has been electrocuted.

This Occupational First Aid Course combines lecture methods with “hands-on” practical work with different types of materials.

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