Basic First Aid

This 5-6 hour course is designed to teach the student how to recognise and treat life threatening trauma or medical related emergencies in their home, workplace, club or in the public setting.

The course will take the student through a comprehensive list of medical and trauma related scenarios and allow ample opportunities for hands on training and information sharing.

Particular emphasis will be on the following core subjects; however this course can be tailored to suit your particular needs.

  • How and when to call the Emergency Services.
  • Scene safety.
  • CPR and an introduction to defibrillators.
  • Choking conscience and unconsciousness.
  • The recovery position.
  • Burns management.
  • Meningitis and Septicemia.
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis.
  • Medical emergencies such as Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy.
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Cardiac First Responder

This one-day course is designed to teach members of the public how to recognize and treat a series of life-threatening conditions including Cardiac Arrest, Choking, Heart Attacks, and Stroke.

Course content includes:

  • Activating the emergency services
  • The chain of survival and scene safety
  • CPR and the use of Defibrillators
  • Choking, both conscious and unconscious
  • Heart Attacks. Knowing the signs and symptoms and the safe administration of Aspirin
  • Stroke. Knowing the signs and symptoms and the BEFAST principle.
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CPR for Infants and Children

This is a one day course (5-6 hours) designed to teach young parents, childcare workers, SNA’s or anyone who works with or cares for children and young infants to recognise and treat life threatening emergencies.

Perhaps you are a group leader or volunteer for your community. This course will allow the students ample hands on training, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, so that they can manage a situation until more qualified and experienced help arrives.

Course contents includes:

  • Scene safety and when to call for help.
  • Assessing the conscious and unconscious casualty.
  • CPR for children and infants.
  • Choking in the conscious and unconscious casualty.
  • The recovery position.
  • Meningitis and Septicemia.
  • Anaphylaxis.
  • Burns and poisoning.
  • Medical emergencies such as Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy.
  • Paediatric chain of survival.
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
Infant & Child First Aid by Donegal Safety Training Solutions

First Aid Responder (FAR)

This 18 hr or 3-day course is targeted at staff and business owners alike. It is a Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) approved training course and is highly interactive. This course incorporates a Cardiac First Response (CFR) module that trains students in the safe use of defibrillators and also has an infant and child module as standard.

Upon completion of the course students are required to complete a skills based assessment and a multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ) and will be issued a PHECC/ recognised FAR training institude certificate which is valid for 2 years from date of course completion.

FAR refresher training will now last 2 days or 12hrs minimum as per the PHECC guidelines.

Those who had occupational first aid (OFA) certificates will not be recognised by the HSA from the 31 of May 2018.

The FAR course syllabus will cover the following

  • Unit 1. Introduction to first Aid
  • Unit 2. Patient Assessment
  • Unit 3. Incident procedures
  • Unit 4. Cardiac First Response – community
  • Unit 5. Common medical emergencies
  • Unit 6. Injury management and shock
  • Unit 7. Care of the unconscious patient
  • Unit 8. Burns and electrical injury care
  • Unit 9. Hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Unit 10. Information management
  • Unit 11. Communications
  • Unit 12. The well being of the first aider
First Aid Responder Training Course

Heart Saver

This is an Irish Heart Foundation approved DVD led training course that specialises in CPR and the use of defibrillators.

It is aimed at those who work or train where a defibrillator is present, or at those who have or are considering setting up a community cardiac first responder programme in their area. The course takes students through the following core lessons

  • The adult chain of survival.
  • Two person or team CPR.
  • The safe use of a defibrillator.
  • Choking and the immediate actions required for adults, children and infants.

Upon course completion and skills test each student will receive an Irish Heart Heartsaver card.

Heart Saver Courses by Donegal Safety Training Solutions

Sports First Aid

This short course is designed for team coaches and training staff or those who work within the sports clubs in any capacity. It provides the club with the certain knowledge that their athletes or spectators will be treated with the best possible care until the arrival of the emergency services and includes a series of topics that cover both medical and traumatic incidents.

Course content includes:

  • Calling the emergency services, when and how?
  • The Chain of Survival and the Golden Hour
  • CPR and an introduction to defibrillators
  • Choking.
  • The Recovery Position.
  • Head Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Medical emergencies including Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Epilepsy.

This course can be tailored to suit your clubs’ specific needs.

Evacuation Chair Training Course

In an emergency, such as a fire, designated staff members play a key role in ensuring that everyone can safely exit the premises.

Fellow employees, school students, clients, or members of the public may have mobility issues and cannot use an elevator during an emergency, therefore it is critical that staff are trained and prepared to do their duties, and that sufficient qualified personnel are on hand at all times to ensure the safe evacuation of anyone who may require assistance.

The evacuation chair training course teaches your staff how to operate this essential safety device in a safe and effective manner so that it becomes second nature in the event of an emergency.

Course Aim

  • To educate staff on how to use evacuation chairs safely.
  • To ensure that staff can effectively use evacuation chairs should the need arise.

Course Objectives

  • To teach staff how to use an evacuation chair safely and efficiently in order to evacuate a person with restricted mobility to a safe location.
  • To minimize the danger of injury to both the staff and the person being assisted with the evacuation.
  • To ensure that the requirements of the Fire and Safety Regulations are met.

Who should attend this training?

Anyone tasked with aiding a person in departing a facility as part of a prearranged evacuation plan where a risk assessment reveals the need for assistance with an evacuation chair.

Pre-Course requirements

  • Staff must have a valid Manual Handling qualification.
  • For an interactive and practical course, students should dress appropriately.
  • In accordance with government rules on the management of covid-19, the building occupier must provide a suitable training area. If this is not convenient a suitable venue will be identified by the tutor and agreed upon with the client in advance.
  • For the practical portion of the course, a suitable evacuation chair must be made available on-site (if available), or I can present and demonstrate the skills required using my own personal equipment onsite.

Course structure

This 3-hour course will cover the following topics

  • Types of evacuation plans including general emergency evacuation plans (GEEP) and personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEP).
  • The legal requirements currently in place.
  • Evacuation risk assessments.
  • Emergency procedures and plans.
  • Evacuation equipment.
  • How to operate evacuation equipment.

The Evacuation Chair Training Course will not only safeguard the safety of your employees when they are called upon to help a mobility-impaired person, but it will also reflect your organisations commitment to making the workplace more inclusive.

Manual Handling

This is a 3-4 hour short course which is mandatory for all workplace employee’s who are engaged in manual labour

This Health and Safety Authority approved interactive course which teaches management and staff how to take care of their backs while at work when lifting, pushing, pulling or setting down a load.

Core topics include

  • Health and safety legislation.
  • Employer and employee obligations.
  • The musculoskeletal system.
  • Anatomy, structure and function of the spine.
  • Posture and back pain.
  • Manual handling at work using the T.I.L.E. principle.
  • Risk assessments.
  • Manual handling techniques.
  • The use of PPE.

People Handling

Caring for an elderly loved one, an injured casualty or a resident in a nursing home can be very heavy work which often leads to back pain for the carer and can lead to accidents with the casualty or resident.

This course is designed to teach those who do care for the sick and elderly how to protect their own safety while moving individuals and will teach carers the correct techniques for lifting or moving in a safe and controlled manner.

Course topics include

  • The skeletal system and discs.
  • The anatomy, structure and function of the spine.
  • Posture and back pain.
  • Risk assessments.
  • Manual handling of people.
  • Controversial techniques.
  • Standard preparation for assistance.
  • The general use of equipment such as hoists and slings.
  • Using slide sheets.
  • Assisting plus-size individuals
Patient Handling

Abrasive Wheels Training Course

This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work.

There are a wide range of tools and processes that use abrasive wheels and ensuring these are used correctly and safely is of paramount importance. Applications range from hand grinding to disc cutting.

They can be used at all stages of a work process, for making preliminary cuts and scores in materials, or for fine polishing and finishing. Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They also have different weaknesses and can pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. For this reason, it’s important that you always select the right abrasive wheel for the job and use it with the right machinery. This course covers the anatomy of an abrasive wheel, the dangers associated with their use, Storage and handling and much more.

Course topics include:

  • Legislation related to abrasive wheels.
  • The employers and employee’s duty of care
  • Accidents involving abrasive wheels
  • Types of abrasive wheels
  • Information and identification inscribed on abrasive wheels
  • Handling & Storage of abrasive wheels
  • Components of abrasive wheels. Changing discs and components.
  • Dressing & trueing of abrasive wheels

Ideally, those attending this Abrasive Wheels Course should have a good command of English both oral and written as students must complete a written exam and demonstrate the safe use of equipment for certification to be issued.

Course duration 4 hrs.

Abrasive Wheels Training Course
Abrasive Wheels Training Course

Working at Heights Course

The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to work safely at heights and inspect their own harness & lanyard.

Working at Heights Course content

  • Unit 1. The Law.
  • Unit 2. Risk Assessments.
  • Unit 3. Ladders.
  • Unit 4. Low-level Access Equipment.
  • Unit 5. Fall Protection Equipment.
  • Unit 6. Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS).
  • Unit 7. Scaffolding.
  • Unit 8. Safety Nets.
  • Unit 9. Roof Work.
  • Unit 10. Weather Conditions.
Working at heights Course

Fire Safety & Fire Marshalling

A course designed to teach student how to respond to and manage a fire in the home or workplace in a safe and controlled manner.

Some employees are designated fire marshals at work and have key responsibilities in the event of a fire, this course will help identify these responsibilities and the actions required.

Course topics include:

  • Fire safety regulations.
  • The nature and behaviour of fire.
  • The nature and behaviour of smoke.
  • Fire safety management.
  • Components of fire safety.
  • Emergency procedures in the event of fire.
  • Fire types and methods of extinguishing them.
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Fire blankets.
  • Fire Hose wheels.
  • Fire wardens.

Infection Prevention and Control Course

Now more than ever we need to be aware of the possibility of passing infectious diseases to one another and how we can play our part in reducing and eliminating this threat to our families, clients and colleagues.

This course is designed for all workers in a customer service role and those who manage or work within the healthcare setting in particular.

Infection Control Course Content

  • Module 1 Basic Microbiology:
  • Chain of Infection
  • Healthcare associated Infection
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Module 2 Standard and transmission-based precaution:
  • Introduction to standard and transmission-based precautions
  • Hand hygiene including use of different agents, techniques for hand washing
  • Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
  • The safe use of PPE
  • The safe donning and doffing of PPE
  • The safe disposal of clinical waste

Course duration: 2 hrs

Infection Prevention and Control Course