First Aid Responder.

First Aid Training. (FAR)

 Do you know what to do in an emergency situation? The new 3-day PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) First Aid Training course provides appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including cardiac first response.

Since the 1st June 2018, the Health and Safety Authourity (HSA) only recognises the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response standard as meeting the needs of occupational first aid in workplaces While QQI OFA courses completed prior to 1st June 2018 will be recognised for the full 2 years duration, courses after that date will not be recognised by the HSA. Also, the PHECC instructor/learner ratio is 1:8 and not 1:10 which was the case on the previous QQI courses – This lends itself to a better learning environment. 


First Aid Response Certificate – PHECC Accredited

Please note that after you’ve completed a First Aid Training Course you must complete a 2-day First Aid Refresher course every two years in order to keep your qualification active and recognised. 

Max Participants: 8

Workplace First Aid Training Obligations:

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007: Part 7 – Chapter 2: Regulation 165(1)(b) requires employers to designate at each place of work under the employer’s control the number of first-aiders as is necessary to give first aid training at the place of work concerned.


  • Course Objectives

The First Aid Responder will possess the following general skills.

The ability to:

deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency medical services.
provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including home and recreational settings.
display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations.
recognise and be able to cope with the additional challenges provided by “Special Circumstances” for which additional training must be completed.

First Aid Training Course Learning Outcomes

There are competencies that students who achieve the First Aid Response standard are required to demonstrate.

Upon completion of a recognised First Aid Response course the student will be able to:

Recognise and Assess the causes and effects of sudden illness and/or injury in a pre-hospital environment and call for emergency medical services.
React to such pre-hospital emergencies (plus those generated by “Special Circumstances”, to be defined for each SC award), utilising PHECC CPGs.
Respond in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner to such emergencies utilising the First Aid Response skill set and in accordance with PHECC CPGs as part of the pre-hospital continuum of care.
Record and Report actions and interventions taken while responding to and managing such incidents and during handover to emergency medical services.
Retain a professional and caring attitude in their performance as First Aid Responders.

Refresh your First Aid Training Course qualification:

If you are a qualified QQI Occupational First Aider then you need to recertify within the 2 year period as per HSA guidelines.

 Refresh your First Aid Training Course qualification:

If you are a qualified QQI Occupational First Aider then you need to recertify within the 2 year period as per HSA guidelines.