Occupational First Aid Course Galway (FAR- First Aid Responder)

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           Extensive Three Day Course
   Occupational First Aid (FETAC Level 5) (FAR Course) First Aid Responder. PHECC Recognised.)

    Including Defibrillator Training (AED)



    Jan: 11.18.25h. Wednesdays.        Feb: 07.14.21. Tuesdays         Mar: 08.15.22. Wednesdays.

   April: 04.11.18. Tuesdays.              May: 08.15.22. Mondays.       June: 07.14.21. Wednesdays.

   July: 03.10.17. Mondays.                Aug: 15.22.29. Tuesdays.       Sept: 05.12.19. Tuesdays.

   Oct: 04.11.18. Wednesdays.         Nov: 07.14.21. Tuesdays.        Dec: 04.11.18. Mondays.

Venue:   Flannery’s Hotel. Dublin Rd, Renmore. Galway.

Cost:     €240 per person. Discount available for larger groups,  or multi-bookings.

  •   Funding may be available for eligible candidates from Dept Social Protection.
  •  Funding may be available for eligible candidates from Skillnet Organisations.


Please Note: Course must be paid in advance or on the day unless by prior arrangement.

Who is this course for:

This course is designed to provide the learner with the understanding, knowledge and practical skills required to provide and coordinate first aid in the workplace in compliance with the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2007 and its accompanying Regulations and Guidelines. 

General Aims

This course is designed to enable the learner to:

– Understand the responsibilities of the occupational first aider.

– Provide treatment for the purpose of preserving life or minimising the

    Consequences of injury until discharge or the arrival of medical assistance. 

– 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.

Method of Delivery:

The course will utilise both theory and practical learning which will encourage student participation and feedback and ensure strong knowledge of practical skills.


Course delivered by the principles of First Aid Training Service only.

No part time – Trainees or unqualified instructors.



The course assessment will be split between two practical skills demonstrations and a theory exam. The examinations are designed for students to demonstrate their ability to safely treat a sick or injured patient as per HSA Occupational First Aid Guidelines.

The skills demonstrations will assess the learners basic lifesaving skills and 2 additional skills areas covered in the course.

The theory examination will assess the learners ability to recall and apply theory and understanding of the topics covered on the course.


Learners who successfully complete this course will receive a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Occupational First Aid which is valid for 2 years.

Certificate Details:

– FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Occupational First Aid

Units Covered:

The following is a breakdown of the units covered on this course:

Unit 1 – First Aid in the Workplace
Unit 2 – Patient Assessment
Unit 3 – Respiratory Emergencies
Unit 4 – Cardiac First Response
Unit 5 – Wounds and Bleeding
Unit 6 – Altered Levels of Consciousness (Diabetes- Epilepsy Asthma)
Unit 7 – Musculoskeletal Injuries
Unit 8 – Burns and Scalds, Chemicals, Electric Shock

Our instructors are mobile and can travel to deliver a course to groups on site at any location nationwide.