The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) now recognises the PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) training course as meeting the needs of occupational first aid. This 2-Day course is open to anyone who currently holds a valid Occupational First Aid or First Aid Response Certificate which is due for renewal – even if the previous training was not provided by us. Refresher courses are essential every two years to maintain your status as an occupational first aider, to keep up with developments in first aid and to refresh skills learned previously that may be only intermittently used.
What is First Aid Response?
If an employee is hurt or injured, First Aid Response is the emergency treatment given on site, before professional medical care arrives. This care given at a work site can be anything from cleaning and bandaging a minor wound to performing CPR until an ambulance arrives. This course replaces Occupational First Aid.
UNIT 1: Patient Assessment
UNIT 2: Incident Procedure
UNIT 3: Cardiac First Response (AED/CPR)
UNIT 4: Common Medical Emergencies
UNIT 5: Injury Management & Shock
UNIT 6: The Unconscious Patient
UNIT 7: Burn & Electrical Injury
UNIT 8: Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
UNIT 9: Information Management
UNIT 10: Communications
UNIT 11: Well Being of the FA Responder
Method of Delivery:
Classroom Presentation & Discussion, DVD & Practical Demonstration
2 Days (Can be completed on consecutive days or over a number of weeks)
PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) & PHECC Cardiac First Response (CFR) Certificate - (Both Valid for 2 yrs) Recertification of FAR must be completed within the 2 years.
An assessment takes place at the end of the second day. There is a practical and theoretical element to the assessment. Participants complete a multiple-choice examination paper and undertake skills assessments. In order to be successful, participants must achieve a mark of 80% or greater in each element of the assessment.