This 3 day training course, delivered by QQI Level 6 instructors, is aimed at persons appointed to act as Occupational First Aiders in the Workplace under the First Aid at Work Regulations 2007.
To enable the delegates to become competent and confident First Aiders, and have a full understanding of the principles of first aid in a wide range of disciplines as laid down by QQI and current Health & Safety standards.
To provide the Occupational First Aider with the necessary skills and knowledge to administer and coordinate effective first aid in the workplace, to deal with emergencies, to assess and treat injuries and to maintain care and comfort of the adult, child or infant casualty until medical treatment can be provided in compliance with current legislation.
The course programme is delivered in accordance with the QQI guidance and is divided into 8 units;
- First Aid in the Workplace
- Patient Assessment
- Respiratory Emergencies
- Cardiac First Response
- Wounds & Bleeds
- Altered Level of Consciousness
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Burns & Scalds, Chemical, Poison & Electric Shock
Who Should Attend?
Persons selected or appointed as Occupational First Aiders in the Workplace with no previous or expired certification.
Assessment & Certification
Theoretical Assessment together with Skills Assessments in accordance with QQI will be carried out by an independent examiner. On successful completion of the course participants will be issued with a QQI Level 5 Certificate. Recertification is required every 2 years.