First aid training

PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR)

The Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Responder (FAR) course is the current education and training standard for occupational first aid (OFA) training in Ireland. This is the only first aid training course that is recognised by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) since June 1, 2018.

This is the programme your employee needs to take and complete for him to become a qualified first aid responder in your workplace.

This foundation first aid training programme replaces the QQI Occupational First Aid course. Anyone with an Occupational First Aid Certificate should attend a FAR refresher course once their certification expires. 

The PHECC FAR training programme is meant to equip participants with the know-how needed to provide first aid to someone who is injured or who becomes suddenly ill while in the workplace. 

Only a PHECC recognised training centre like iSafe can offer the FAR course. In compliance with the PHECC and HSA’s requirement, our course is taught by a certified FAR instructor. The entire course takes 18 teaching contact hours, the minimum time required by the PHECC.

PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR)

This course is open to anyone who wants to become a qualified first aid responder in their workplace.

At the end of the course, the participants should:

  • Know the roles and responsibilities of a first aid responder
  • Display the skills needed to deliver first aid response
  • Be able to assess and manage patients according to PHECC FAR standards 
  • Be able to provide first aid in the workplace

We accept a maximum 8 participants per class.

This course takes 3 days to complete. The refresher course takes 2 days.

All participants need to take a written and a practical test at the end of the course.

Participants who successfully complete and pass the assessment are going to receive a PHECC & iSafe FAR certificate. This certification is only valid for 2 years after which the personnel needs to get recertified to continue being a qualified first aid responder. 

Searching for a PHECC First Aid Response training course? iSafe is one of Ireland’s trusted health and safety training provider.

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