The course is for anyone wanting to learn how to recognise and care for people with life-threatening injuries before the arrival of healthcare practitioners. It is also for people who require first aid training as part of their job. This course is the newly recognised standard for Occupational First Aid within the workplace as per the Health & Safety Authority.
In order to attend this course you must have previously completed a First Aid Response course and hold a current valid certificate. Attendees should be physically well enough to carry out CPR as well as other practical skills, such as attempting to relieve the blockage in someone who is choking, placing somebody in the recovery position and putting bandages on injured limbs.
First Aid Response (FAR) is a training standard developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council of Ireland (PHECC). The objective of FAR is to improve, and replace the current Occupational First Aid course and have a standardised syllabus nationwide. FAR also includes the full Cardiac First Response Community standard.
- First Aid in the workplace
- Patient Assessment
- Respiratory Emergencies
- Cardiac First Response
- Heart Attack
- Administration of Aspirin
- Wounds & Bleeding
- Altered Level of Consciousness
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Electric Shock
- Method of Delivery
The course is facilitated by an instructor who will use PowerPoint presentation and DVD’s to guide you through the course. The course is delivered in English. Please contact us if you require the program to be delivered in a different language.
Duration & Assessment
The FAR course will take no less than 13 hours of training time. This can be broken down to two 6.5 hour days or can be delivered one day per week for two weeks.
Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be issued with a certificate from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC). This certificate will be valid for 2 years from the date of test.
Recertification – Important Information
In order to maintain your qualification after your two-year certification period you will be required to undertake another recertification course. The recertification course consists of a two-day course designed to refresh the knowledge and skills you learned from your initial training. You must have a valid First Aid Response certificate in order to partake of this course.
If you are applying to sit a two day First Aid Response Recertification course you will need to present us with your previous First Aid Response Certificate and training must be completed prior to the expiry date on your previous certificate.
Junnat H. – “Really enjoyed the course. Thanks so much John really appreciate the new knowledge, provides lots of confidence for emergency setting.”
Allan M. – “Really enjoyed the training. The pace & content were exactly right.”