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


The Occupational First Aid Refresher course is 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).

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Deal with First Aid emergencies
  • Provide necessary first aid within the workplace
  • Understand and demonstrate essential life saving skills

Successful participants will be re-certified as First Aiders.

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 standard 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