Occupational First Aid (OFA) (FETAC Level 5+CFR)

 

The Occupational First Aider is trained according to the Health and Safety Authority and FETAC (Level 5) standard and is specific to the provision of first aid in a place of work in compliance with the Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations (S.I. No. 299 of 2007).
 
The Occupational First Aider is trained to provide treatment for a minor injury and preserving life or minimising the consequences of injury or illness until handover to an appropriate healthcare professional/practitioner. PHECC’s CFR standard is a core unit in the OFA standard though it is uncertified.
 
However, the OFA stan
dard is recognised by PHECC as level 2 on the PHECC prehospital training continuum and is consequently given recognition for entry to CFR Instructor and EFR courses.
 
For more information from the Health and Safety Authority visit www.hsa.ie/eng.