Courses

Courses available at Kerry Health & Safety

The following are some of our courses:

  • 3 Day Occupational First Aid Fetac Level 5
  • 1 Day Occupational First Aid Refresher Training
  • Community Responder Training
  • Manual Handling
  • Patient/Client Handling Courses

Other courses available (Please contact us for more details):

  • Parent and Child First Aid
  • Health & Safety Awareness Training ( All Sectors)
  • Fall Prevention Training for Healthcare Workers – Nursing Homes
  • Health & Safety in Hospitality
  • Fire Safety

All courses are tailored to the needs of the participants in all work settings

3 day Occupational First Aid Course – QQI Level 5

Employers are required to have a number of certified Occupational First Aiders in the workplace to administer first aid as required by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the (General Application) Regulations 2007. The number of First Aiders required is specified in the HSA Guidelines on First Aid at Places of Work.

Aim / Objectives

To provide the Occupational First Aider with the necessary skills to administer effective first aid in the workplace, to deal with emergencies, to assess and treat injuries and to maintain care and comfort of the casualty until medical treatment can be provided. To comply with Occupational Health and Safety legislation.

Who should attend?

Persons who want to qualify as an Occupational First Aider and deliver first aid in an occupational setting.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: First Aid in the Workplace.
  • Unit 2: Patient / Casualty Assessment.
  • Unit 3: Respiratory Emergencies, FBAO.
  • Unit 4: Cardiac First Response – Defibrillator Training incl. of Cardiac First Response Course
  • Unit 5: Circulation, Wounds and Bleeding.
  • Unit 6: Nervous System – Unconsciousness, Head Injuries and Management
  • Unit 7: Injuries to the skeleton – fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations.
  • Unit 8: Injuries to the Skin – Burns, scalds, electrical injuries etc.
  • Revision – theory and practical
  • Final Examination – External Assessment and Short Answer Questionnaire

Methodology

This course is a highly participative and interactive course where theory is followed by demonstration of skills and practical application by participants.

Course / Certificate Validation

Accredited by Fetac, Level 5, valid for two years and thereafter the participant may undertake a one-day First Aid re-certification course.

Course Duration

3 Days

Instructor Qualifications

Fetac Level 6 Instructors / Examiners in Occupational First Aid
PHECC Cardiac First Responder / Community Responder Instructors

Occupational First Aid Refresher Course – QQI Level 5

Employers are required to have a number of certified Occupational First Aiders in the workplace to administer first aid as required by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the (General Application) Regulations 2007. The number of First Aiders required is specified in the HSA Guidelines on First Aid at Places of Work.

Aim / Objectives

To update existing Occupational First Aider with the necessary skills to administer effective first aid in the workplace, to deal with emergencies, to assess and treat injuries and to maintain care and comfort of the casualty until medical treatment can be provided.

Who should attend?

Persons who have completed a 3 Day Occupational First Aid Course at Fetac Level 5 and require refresher up skill training.

Course Content

  • Assessment of the casualty
  • Perform CPR on an adult, child and infant
  • Recognise and management of Foreign body airway obstruction in an adult, child and infant
  • Place an unconscious person in the recovery position
  • Operate an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) safely
  • Recognise and manage a casualty with a heart attack
  • Assist in the administration of Aspirin – checking contraindications for use
  • Complete a FAST assessment on a stroke victim and manage a casualty with a stroke
  • Manage medical emergencies, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Recognise and manage a head injury

Methodology

This course is a highly participative and interactive course where theory is followed by demonstration of skills and practical application by participants.

Certification

On completion of the 1 day refresher training course all participants are re certified in relation to Fetac Level 5 Occupational First Aid.

Course Duration

1 day

Instructor Qualifications

Fetac Level 6 Instructors / Examiners in Occupational First Aid
PHECC Cardiac First Responder / Community Responder Instructors

Community Responder (Cardiac First Responder) Training Course – PHECC Accredited

Sheilah Nolan of Kerry Health & Safety is affiliated to Emergency Care Training Dublin as an external training faculty.

Aim / Objectives

To train participants as Community Responders  and provide effective CPR and use an AED safely in the event of cardiac arrest.

Who should attend?

Persons who wish to become Community Responders / Cardiac First Responders accredited to PHECC (Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council) the recognised Accreditation Body for Cardiac First Responder Training in Ireland.

Course Content

  • Chain of Survival & importance of early CPR & AED
  • CPR – Adult, Child & Infant
  • Adult Automated External Defibrillation
  • Special Situations and AED’s in use
  • Foreign Body Airway Obstruction – Adult, Child & Infant
  • Cardiac arrest / Heart Attack
  • Aspirin in Cardiac Management
  • Stroke
  • Barrier Devices
  • Recovery Position
  • Medical Legal Issues
  • Continuity of Care
  • Communications Handover & Documentation
  • Critical Incident Stress Management – Death & Dying
  • Practical assessment
  • Written assessment

Certification

Each Participant will receive a Community Responder Certificate and Community Responder Wallet Card accredited by Emergency Care and PHECC that is valid for 2 years.

Course Duration

1 day (1 Instructor for 8 participants)

Manual Handling Training Course

The course is a combination of theory and practice and is suitable for all employees involved in any type of moving, lifting or even those who work at a desk. The information gained from the course will not just satisfy health and safety requirements but will also help participants to avoid potential back injury at work or at home.

Programme of Training

  • Legislation
  • Structure of the Back
  • Injuries to the Back
  • Posture and Fitness
  • Ergonomics
  • Risk Assessment – tailored to the needs of the participants
  • Principles of Safer Lifting
  • Handling Techniques from a variety of positions
  • Team Lifts Practical Assessment & MCQ (Each participant will be assessed on their practical lifting techniques (having first carried out self assessment).

Who should attend?

All persons involved in manual handling in their workplace.

Duration

4 hours (1 Instructor / 10-12 participants)

Certification

All participants will receive a Manual Handling Certificate.

Patient / Client Handling Training Course

Introduction

Patient handling is the moving and assistance of patients in a hospital, nursing home, care setting or home setting. Moving a patient/ client can be one of the most potentially dangerous handling tasks due to the fact that the load in this case is unstable and difficult to hold.

Patients/ clients can in some cases be uncooperative and may also even hold onto the carer for support. Therefore a comprehensive patient handling training course is essential for anybody involved with patients. 

Objective

The objective of this one day Training programme is to raise awareness amongst health care personnel and to ensure that all personnel have a knowledge and understanding of:

  • Current legislation related to Manual Handling
  • Minimal Handling Policy
  • How to perform a risk assessment
  • The principles of safer moving and handling in accordance with the guidelines of the 10 teaching hospitals
  • The importance of supervision at work

Course Content

Morning session:

  • Legislation
  • Structure of the Back
  • Injuries to the Back
  • Posture and Fitness
  • Ergonomics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Principles of Safer Lifting
  • Handling Techniques from a variety of positions
  • Team Lifts

Afternoon Practical session:

  • Rolling the client in bed
  • Sitting Up
  • Use of slide sheets- moving the client up the bed, across the bed.
  • Sitting to side of bed.
  • Transfer from bed to chair / vice versa
  • Sitting to standing
  • Walking the patient
  • The fallen Patient
  • Use of hoists / safety
  • Safe use of slings
  • Assessment of the workplace where handling aids are in use.

Course Duration

1 Day (1 Instructor / 8 participants)

This course is an in-house course at the client’s workplace and includes risk assessment of tasks undertaken by staff in the workplace setting and use of handling aids in the workplace.