Occupational First Aid

HLTSS00027 Occupational First Aid Skillset

Man practices first aid in a Senior First Aid Course

This is a very interesting and challenging course is suitable for all First Aiders looking to improve their skills and those that must have this qualification for their employment. An example may be a workplace First Responder

To be awarded an "Occupational First Aid" certificate students must successfully complete the following 3 units of competency:

HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid
HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation
HLTAID008 Manage First Aid Services & Resources .

Student must successfully meet all criteria for all units to be awarded this qualification.

Course details

Purpose: Gain further knowledge and first aid skills on an adult or child casualty when help is required. These unit of competency describes the skills & knowledge required to maintain Australian workplace to specifically deal with injuries, accidents and illness that occur in the workplace. This course is essential for people who are responsible for workplace Occupational clinics or first aid rooms as listed in the first aid code of practice

Course Format:
There are several options to choose from for completing this course.

HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid 7 hours face to face
HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation. 6 hour face to face practical course
HLTAID008 Manage First Aid Services & Resources. 7 hours face-to-face

To qualify for a refresher course, you must have a copy of your current certificate to bring to the training session
Complete the online or paper-based pre-course workbook and 8 hour practical course for experienced first aiders
Proof of currency must be submitted.

Assessment: practical continuous assessments during face-to-face and a short theory exam.

Qualification issued:
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment:
Certification: PDF emailed valid for three years from the date of issue.

Pre-requisites: None - no age requirements

Standards: The course complies with policy advice from the Australian Resuscitation Council

Practical Topics covered - Skills and Knowledge

Working knowledge of:

  • Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines relating to provision of first aid
    company/organisation standard operating procedures (SOPS)
  • first aid risk assessment practices and procedures
  • first aiders' skills and limitations in relation to first aid response in the workplace
  • how to gain access to and interpret Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • legal responsibilities and duty of care
  • occupational health and safety requirements in the provision of first aid
  • priorities of management in first aid
  • procedures for dealing with major and minor accidents in the workplace
  • safe storage and handling of medication in the workplace
  • First aid equipment and resources to manage injuries and illnesses addressed in HLTAID003:Provide first aid
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including using standard precautions
    State/territory regulations, legislation and policies relating to:
  • currency of first aid skills and knowledge
  • first aid training
  • occupational health and safety requirements in the provision of first aid
  • workplace first aid provision
  • Stress management techniques and available support
  • Social issues, with particular reference to workplace culture, issues and resources and associated organisation requirements

    Essential skills:
    It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role
    This includes the ability to:
  • Apply first aid principles in the workplace
  • Assess workplace first aid requirements
  • Communicate effectively and assertively and show leadership in an incident
  • Conduct an initial casualty assessment and prioritisation
  • Conduct/review first aid risk assessment
  • adequate infection control procedures - use of standard precautions
  • consideration of the welfare of casualties and first aiders
  • incident management skills
  • safe manual handling
  • safe storage and handling of medication in the workplace
  • safe storage and handling procedures for pressurised gases
  • Implement WHS guidelines
  • Interpret, use and maintain records of the range of documentation required by the workplace and regulatory authorities
  • Maintain first aid equipment and resources in operational condition
  • Make prompt and appropriate decisions relating to managing an incident in the workplace
  • Manage a first aid response in an identified workplace context
  • Plan an appropriate first aid response in line with established first aid principles, ARC Guidelines and/or State/Territory regulations, legislation and policies and respond appropriately to contingencies in line with own level of skills and knowledge
  • Take into account opportunities to address waste minimisation, environmental responsibility and sustainable practice issues
  • Use high level literacy and numeracy skills as required to read, interpret, address and communicate guidelines, protocols and reporting requirements

    Practical Topics covered - Elements

    • Establish a workplace first aid facility
    • Manage a workplace first aid facility
    • Manage workplace first aid records
    • Evaluate the provision of first aid in the workplace

      Private lessons can be arranged. Please phone for details.