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FETAC 3 Days Occupational First Aid

First Aid at work is of paramount importance. Chapter 2 of Part 7 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations (S.I. No. 299 of 2007) concerning first aid at workstate that Employers have a duty to provide first-aid equipment at all places of work where working conditions require it. Depending on the size and/or specific hazards of undertaking or establishment, trained Occupational First-Aiders must also be provided. Information must be provided to employees and/or safety representatives as regards first-aid facilities and arrangements in place.

AimOccupational First Aid

After the course delegates should be able:

  •  To increase awareness of possible accidents.
  •  To identify an accident that requires first-aid treatment.
  •  To learn techniques to apply first-aid.
  •  To optimise performance and health in the workplace.

Occupational First Aid certification is valid for 2 years at which point recertification is required.

A First Aider will receive a Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) Level 5 certificate in Occupational First Aid following the course.
Thereafter, the First Aider will receive a certificate from the registered training provider for 2 yearly refresher training, as FETAC does not issue refresher certificates.
The First Aider will receive a pro forma letter from the training provider indicating he/she has attended the course and passed the assessment pending the receipt of the FETAC certificate. 

Existing First Aider who do the 1 day refresher training and assessment based on the FETAC Level 5 Occupational First Aid Standard will be entitled to a FETAC certificate. They will not need to do the full 3-day course. This is recognition of prior learning.


Occupational First Aider must do a 1-day refresher and assessment to be recertified. Where certification for an occupational first aider lapses, a 1 day refresher training is required if the lapse is less than 3 months, otherwise the full 3 day training is required.

What is the maximum number of learners/trainees to an instructor:

10 at the moment, which is being reviewed by the HSA. This is to ensure learners have sufficient time to develop first aid skills. 

The FETAC Occupational First-Aid modules covers:Occupational First Aid
  • First-Aid in the workplace
  • Patient Assessments
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Cardiac First Response (AED/Aspirin administration)
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Altered levels of consciousness
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Medical Emergencies (Stroke, Heart Attacks, Epilepsy, Asthma, Diabetes)
  • Burns, scalds, chemicals and electric shock.
Course Benefits

Compliance with Safety Regulations, effective Safety Statement, reduced absenteeism, increased protection to employees, visitors, suppliers, contractors, etc., possible insurance benefits and increased morale to trained staff.




All Instructors registered with OFAAA (Occupational First Aid Assessment Agency)
Max. Number to an Instructor:
10 Delegates
Course Dates:
Friday's 29th June, 06th & 13th July 2018
Course Venue:
Ennis Training Resource Centre, Clonroad Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare
Course Times:
09:00 - 16:30 daily
Course Duration:
3 days
Personal Details including PPS number
Certification For:
FETAC certification for 2 Years