FAR First Aid Responder PHECC accredited

FAR: First Aid Responder 3 Day Workplace First Aid

First Aid Response (FAR) is a relatively new training standard established by PHECC to replace the Occupational First Aid course. The FAR course aims to improve the quality and training standard of First Aid training. The course is delivered over 3 days and is a minimum of 18 hours training, practical exercises and assessments. The course allows for a maximum of 8 trainees per instructor. Having only 8 trainees per instructor ensures a high level of quality training for the course attendees.

FAR 3 day First Aid Course modules:

  • 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
  • First Aid Responder infection control precautions during COVID-19

On completion of this 3-day course, the First Aid Responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and competance:

  • To give effective life support.
  • The ability to diagnose and treat injuries or illness
  • Maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured.

Also included in this course is training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of aspirin for cases of a suspected heart attack.

The First Aid Response course covers all of the workplace first-aid requirements for places of work as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, there is a requirement on employers, based on a risk assessment, to have a sufficient number of adequately trained first-aiders in the workplace. The specific requirements for first aid provision at work depends on several factors including the size of the workplace, the numbers employed, the hazards arising, dispersal of employees and access to medical services.

Our FAR 2 Year Certificates are issued through a PHECC Recognised Institution