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Oxygen_Legal implications.

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  • 19-08-2014 4:17pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 799 ✭✭✭


    Just wondering if someone can shed light on using oxygen in the workplace once trained staff are using it. (EMT/Paramedics).
    This workplace being a large entertainment complex.

    Not asking is it needed (As it would have been great to have on a number of recent occasions), Just looking at it from a legal standpoint and assuming insurance was in place.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 374 ✭✭GoProGaming


    Oxygen is a medication, therefore you could well need to sign up to phecc as a cpg approved service provider and write a medication policy and get everyone who will be using it to sign up to the policy.

    Just let the ofa's deal with it and call 999 if needed, I'm sure most of people would have a normal spo2 on room air anyway!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,382 ✭✭✭sjb25


    If u want to work as an EMT so use skills meds etc at EMT level you must be working for a phecc approved organisation either paid or voluntary if not you are not covered to use/do any of it so just do the basics I'm an EMT but I work in a factory and am on the first aid team but I did and am certified an OFA and that what I do in work up to OFA level end of this page explains the phecc triple lock allowing you to work as and EMT http://www.phecit.ie/PHECC/The_Register/Terminology_Change.aspx


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