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Occupational First Aid Refresher

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Occupational First Aid Refresher

One Day Training Course 



The Occupational First Aid Regulations were published in 1993. These regulations imposed a mandatory requirement on all employers to have a specified minimum number of Occupational First Aiders trained and deployed in the workplace.


Occupational First Aiders provide a life saving link between the time of incident to the arrival of the emergency services or appropriate medical assistance.  Trained Occupational First Aiders who have undergone the three-day course, must complete a refresher course at any time during the two year lifetime of the certificate or up to 3 months following the expiry date of the certificate.

Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this training course, delegates should be able 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.
  • Be capable of performing CPR and using an AED
  • Be capable of recognising and treating heart disease as a First Aider 

Who Should Attend


This one day refresher course is for Occupational First Aiders who have already undergone the three-day course


Max Class size is 10 people. 

Entry Requirement


All participants must hold a current and valid Occupational First Aid Certificate from FETAC and the OFAAA.  All Occupational First Aiders must provide a copy/photocopy of their certificate before attending Refresher First Aid courses. If certificates are out of date by more than three months, a full three day Occupational First Aid course must be completed.

Course Programme


  • Unit 1 First aid in the workplace
  • Unit 2 Patient assessment
  • Unit 3 Respiratory emergencies
  • Unit 4 Cardiac first response (includes AED training)
  • Unit 5 Wounds and bleeding
  • Unit 6 Altered levels of consciousness
  • Unit 7 Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Unit 8 Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock


Any other specific area deemed by a participant’s health and safety statement to be very relevant, can be incorporated into the course. 

Course Accreditation/Assessment


Delegates who wish to maintain their OFAAA certification need to demonstrate continual first aider competency by undertaking assessments as follows:

  • Demonstrate Basic Life Saving Skills 40% (30 mins)
  • Be assessed on other Occupational First Aid Skills 30% (throughout the course)
  • Complete a Written Exam 30% (45 mins)


On course completion, delegates will receive another certificate from the OFAAA (Occupational First Aid Assessment Agent) to accredit them for a further 2 years. 

Course Tutor


Course Times

9.00am - 5.00pm

In-House Courses

For In-House courses, the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual

Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

This course is available exclusively on an In-House basis.

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