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First Aid Responder (FAR)


The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) now recognizes the PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) training course as meeting the needs of occupational first aid. The FAR Standard was developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) an independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland.

All our instructors have a valid FAR instructor certificate and are vastly experienced in the delivery of First Aid training in the workplace.


Course Information

Who Should Attend

Employees from small, medium or large organisations that wish to have trained and skilled occupational first aiders on site to deal with accidents or incidents requiring first aid treatment. Employees with an interest in being qualified to administer first aid.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, the First Aid Responder

  • Will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to give immediate and effective life support
  • Will have the ability to diagnose and treat injuries or illness.
  • Will be able to maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Will be confident in the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Display personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations when dealing with a patient
  • Will achieve the learning outcomes and competencies specified in the PHECC standard as specified above

Course Outline
  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident Procedures
  • Cardiac First Response (CPR & AED, Choking & Stroke)
  • Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning & Fainting)
  • Injury Management & Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient
  • Burns & Electrical Injury Care
  • Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
  • Information Management & Communications
  • The Well-Being of the First-Aid Responder
  • Poisonings

Method of Delivery

Class Room Based: On site delivery

A Practical and interactive approach to Learning is undertaken by our experienced and qualified instructors. Our instructors have practical experience in front line emergency care and tutoring all levels of learners..

The First-Aid Response Course is classroom based with theoretical and practical modules delivered.

Course Duration: 3 days

No of Participants: The instructor student ratio is 6:1 for practical skill sessions

Evaluation / Certification

Evaluation: An assessment takes place at the end of the third day.

  • There is a practical and theoretical element to the assessment.
  • Participants complete a multiple-choice examination paper and undertake skills assessments.
  • In order to be successful, participants must achieve a mark of 80% or greater in each element of the assessment

Successful completion of the First Aid Response course leads to certification by PHECC.

Recertification in First Aid Response is required every 2 years.

Trainer Competency

Health and Safety Qualification

Seadna Morey
DGSA Advisor/Trainer

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