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Occupational 1st Aid FETAC Level 5 D20188

3 Days
This is a FETAC level 5 course open to anyone who is wishing to become an occupational 1st aider. There are no prior entry requirements for this course. The syllabus follows the FETAC D20188 guidelines. FETAC D20188 is the only first aid course sanctioned by the Health and Safety Authority and the Pre – Hospital Emergency Care Council as a first aid qualification for the workplace.

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.

Course Outline
Day 1 :

  • Unit 1 : First aid in the workplace
  • Unit 2 : Patient assessment
  • Unit 3 : Respiratory emergencies
  • Unit 4 : Cardiac first response

Day 2 :

  • Unit 5 : Wounds and bleeding
  • Unit 6 : Altered levels of consciousness
  • Unit 7 : Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Unit 8 : Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock

Day 3 :

  • Revision for Exam
  • Exam
  • Practical Role Play Revision
  • Practical Assessments by external examiner

All participants receive a comprehensive First Aid Manual. Participants are presented with an FETAC Occupational First Aid Certificate, which is valid for two years.

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