Occupational First Aid (OFA) + AED Course
Occupational First Aid course aims to provide participants with knowledge and techniques to recognise and mitigate injuries and medical emergencies in the workplace. Participants will also learn to understand regulations regarding workplace safety and health.
The course is a requirement for all Appointed First Aiders to fulfil the Workplace Safety and Health (First Aid) Regulation in their workplace.
CPR + AED Module is included in this course.
Eligible for Claim Period
23 Oct 2019 - 26 Sep 2023
Training Grant Available
3 Days (24 hours)
Mode of Training
You should attend if you are:
- Safety Officers
- Laboratory technicians
- Workers who operate with heavy machinery
- Occupational First Aiders
Under the Workplace Safety and Health (First-Aid) Regulations, where more than 25 persons are employed in a workplace, there shall be appointed in the workplace first raiders who shall be readily available during work hours. Such number of persons complies with the ratio of one first aider for every 100 persons employed in the workplace and part thereof.
The Occupational First Aid Course is a mandatory training course for Occupational First Aiders. The goal of this course is to train individuals to render first aid treatment to casualty during an emergency or accident at the workplace.
- Able to speak, read and understand English (equivalent to the ESS Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Level 5 and above standard) effectively as our courses are conducted in English.
- No history of underlying medical heart and lung conditions
- Physically fit with no pre existing medical conditions such as knee, spinal or joints injury.
- Pregnant ladies are discouraged from undertaking the CPR practice due to safety reasons.
- Participants are required to submit their passport size photo (.jpeg) in digital format upon receiving the confirmation email.
This course provides the relevant knowledge and skills needed to apply first aid to adult casualty during any medical emergency that might arise and to use the Automated Defibrillator (AED) safely at workplace.
- Recognise a medical emergency situation at a workplace.
- Activate the appropriate emergency response system and follow the Emergency Action Principles.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of identified emergencies, illnesses and injuries.
- Perform the necessary and correct first aid treatment to a casualty based on the emergency, illness and injury
- Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for adult victims.
Occupational First Aid Course Content
- Essentials of First Aid
- Unconscious Casualty (Non-Cardiac Arrest)
- Respiratory Problems
- Shock, Bleeding and Wounds
- Musculoskeletal Injuries – theory
- Occupational Eye Injuries
- Other First Aid Knowledge
- CPR (Hands Only) + AED theory
- First Aid Requirements in Factories and Other Workplaces
- Industrial Toxicology
- Safety & Accident Prevention
Rehau Building 1
King George’s Avenue
Each learner will be assessed based on their competencies in 2 key components: theory and practice.
(2 attempts allowed)
This assessment comes with 40 multiple choice questions. The questions are broken down into:
- Occupational First Aid – 20 questions
- CPR (Hands Only) + AED – 20 questions
(3 attempts allowed)
For practical assessment, learners will undergo scenario-based tests. This is to ensure that they are able to carry out the necessary first-aid steps across multiple medical emergency scenarios.
In order to pass the practical assessment, 100% score is required.
100% course attendance is required to be eligible for assessment.
Upon successfully completing the occupational first-aid course, learners will be awarded with these 2 first aid certificates to recognise their competencies.
This course is accredited by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). The certification is valid for 2 years. Results will be released on the day of training or after 2 working days after the course ends. A pass (credit card size) of achievement will be issued to all participants after the release of the results.
Accredited by Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in compliance with ISO 2990:2010 by Guardian Independent Certification (GIC)
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The re-assessment fee of $40 applies for trainees who fail their 2nd attempt of the theory assessment
Learners who fail in the practical assessment will have to retake both the theory and practical assessments.
According to SRFAC, the class size will be capped at 16 learners per class. Whereas for practical sessions involving CPR and AED topics, the Instructor-to-Manikin-to-Learner ratio is 1:1:4.
The certificate is valid for 2 years. To renew your certification, you will need to attend a refresher course 3 months before or after expiry of certificate. If your certification has lapsed more than 3 months from expiry, you will need to restart the certification process.
In general, each learner can complete the course in 3 days (24 Hours).