First Aid Responder Course

300.00

We are conducting a 3-Day blended learning First Aid Responder Course (FAR Course).

Upcoming Course Dates:  19/20/21 February & 11/12/13 March


(For more date options please email niamh@emergencyfirstaid.ie )

Training Schedule is two days via zoom and one day in-house.

Candidates must attend all 3 days.

Emergency First Aid are registered providers of this nationally recognised course.

In Ireland the only course recognised by the health and safety authority is the first aid responder. This course replaces the old occupational first aid and is three days in duration. You get a nationally recognised cert issued by the pre hospital emergency care council and it is valid for two years. This course is currently being done two days via zoom and one day inhouse. We can come to your premises to do all three days on site if preferred.

The full First Aid Responder course certifies for two years and then you must do a two day refresher. To do a refresher you must produce a valid in date First Aid Responder cert. Please Contact us for refresher dates.
Terms & Conditions :  No refunds once booked but you can transfer onto another course

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First Aid Responder Courses (FAR Courses)

In Ireland the only course recognised by the Health and Safety Authority is the First Aid Responder. This course replaces the old occupational first aid and is three days in duration. You get a nationally recognised cert issued by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council and it is valid for two years. This First Aid Responder Courses (FAR Courses) are currently being done two days via zoom and one day inhouse. We can come to your premises to do all three days on site.

All candidates must undergo an assessment which is practical and written. All candidates must be present for all three days to qualify for assessment.

.   The only  course recognised by the health and safety authority is first aid responder.  This course was called occupational first aid up to 2014 when it then changed to FAR Courses, first aid responder.

Previously occupational first aid was a level 5 quality and qualifications Ireland (QQI) set out by the occupational first aid assessment authority )OFAAA)

In 2014 HSA and PHECC (the pre-hospital emergency care council ) agreed to introduce the first aid responder course as the required standard in the workplace.  This course is certified by PHECC

In Ireland when you wish to undertake a first aid responder course you must register with a qualified and registered training provider.  This provider will have undertaken training and assessment.  The individual trainer does not provide the certificate for the learner,  this is provided by a number of recognised institutions (RI’S) that have undergone stringent approval by PHECC, to monitor instructors and issue certs.  Each instructor must be affiliated with an RI.

 

Times: Start times for courses vary, your instructor will inform you at the time of booking. All courses must be at least 18 hours in duration and can be done over 3 days in a row or with a week or few days in between.

Cost:  Our First Aid Responder Courses (FAR Courses) is €300

Please note fees must be paid on booking and are non-refundable. You may transfer to another course if there is availability or you may sell and transfer your place to someone else.

Unit 1: Patient Assessment

Unit 2: Cardiac First Response – Community

Unit 3: Common Medical Emergencies

Unit 4: Injury Management and Shock

Unit 5: Care of the Unconscious Patient

Unit 6: Burns and Electrical Injury Care

Unit 7: Information Management

Unit 8: Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

Unit 9: The Well-Being of the First Aid Responder

Unit 10: Communications

There is an assessment at the end of the course but also continual assessment throughout.  The student will be assessed on theory skills,  MCQ, multiple choice questions, and practical assessments such as the ability to demonstrate treatment of bleeding and trauma, and medical conditions.  Students will also be assessed on their CPR and defibrillator skills.  On completion of the course, students will receive a two-year nationally recognized certificate.  Refresher must be completed within two years of completion of the course.  Students must be 18 years of age and have a good comprehension of the English language.

Who should have this course?

The HSA outlines how many first-aiders you should have in your workplace.

This is decided on by how many employees, and risk factors within the business.  Distance from business and definitive medical attention.

Please see below information points.

www.phecit.ie

www.hsa.ie

Contact us for more info.

 FAQ – First Aid Responder Course 

  1. What is the duration of the First Aid Responder Course? 

The First Aid Responder Course is a 3-day course.

  1. Is the course recognized by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in Ireland? 

Yes, the First Aid Responder Course is recognized by the Health and Safety Authority in Ireland.

  1. What certification will I receive upon completion? 

Upon successful completion, you will receive a nationally recognized certification issued by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council. The certification is valid for 2 years.

  1. How is the course conducted? 

The course is conducted through a blended learning approach, with 2 days via Zoom and 1 day in-house.

  1. Can the training be conducted on-site at our premises? 

Yes, if preferred, the training can be conducted on-site at your premises.

  1. Do I need to attend all 3 days to qualify for the assessment? 

Yes, all candidates must be present for all 3 days to qualify for the assessment.

  1. What are the topics covered in the course? 

The course covers topics such as patient assessment, cardiac first response, common medical emergencies, injury management, and more. A full list of topics is available on the course description.

  1. What is the cost of the First Aid Responder Course (FAR Courses)? 

The cost of the course is €300.

  1. Can I transfer my booking to another course? 

If there is availability, you may transfer your booking to another course. Please contact the course provider for further details.

  1. How can I contact Emergency First Aid for more information? 

You can contact Emergency First Aid via phone at 087 985 8112 or email at niamh@emergencyfirstaid.ie.