Manual Handling & First Aid

Gill Group Manual Handling CourseUnder the 2005 Safety Health and Welfare Act and General Application Regulations it states that all employees in all industries must carry out manual handling training before commencement of work.

By training participants to conduct manual handling safely you are complying with your legal requirements. Back injuries caused by incorrect manual handling techniques are one of the most frequent causes of workers compensation claims.

Course Content

  • Dangers of unsafe lifting
  • Overview of safety legislation
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • Safe lifting points
  • Injuries associated with manual handling
  • Importance of exercise and nutrition
  • Practical tests: Lifting, Moving, Carrying, Push & Pull

The manual handling training course can be completed in 3-4 hours. It covers a range of topics in order to give the learner confidence to risk assess manual handling tasks and perform such tasks within the workplace.

Occupational First Aid

Gill Group Occupational First AidUnder the 2005 Safety Health and Welfare Act and undated in the 2008 First Aid Guidelines, there must be adequate numbers of trained occupational first aiders on a work premises, making this course essential for every business.

The course is a 3 day FETAC Level 5 Course which covers all the aspects of occupational first aid.  Our first aid training will provide you with the practical skills to provide effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries.

Assessments are carried out in accordance with FETAC regulations. Participants who successfully complete the written and practical examinations will be awarded with a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Occupational First Aid. This certificate is valid for 2 years.

Course Content

  • Assessment, accident scene management
  • Traumatic stress
  • Circulation, wounds and bleeding
  • Respiration
  • CPR and AED training
  • Unconsciousness
  • Fractures, sprains, strains and dislocation
  • Burns and scalds, chemical/poisons, electric shock
  • Medical emergencies, crush and spinal injuries

Basic First Aid

The course is a 2 day course and covers the basic principles needed to administer first aid. Once completed the Certificate lasts for 3 years.

Course Content

  • Principles of First Aid – Adult CPR & AED
  • Choking (Conscious & Unconscious)
  • Bleeding & Shock bandaging skills
  • Unconsciousness & head injuries, fainting
  • Fractures, burns, poisons & electrocution