First Aid Responder (FAR) Training Course – PHECC Approved
Since the 1st June 2018, the HSA only recognises the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response (FAR) training standard as meeting the needs of occupational first aid in workplaces. However, any QQI OFA training completed prior to 1st June 2018 will be recognised for the full 2 years duration from the date of training.
The initial FAR training is based on a 3 day (18 hour) classroom course and valid for 2 years. Recertification training is based on a 2 day (12 hour) classroom course.
The instructor/learner ratio is 1:8 maximum and a 30 day grace period is allowed.
First Aid in the workplace
Cardiac First Response - Community Level
Common Medical Emergencies (asthma, diabetes, seizures, poisoning, fainting)
Injury Management & Shock
Care of the Unconscious Patient
Burns and Electrical Injury Care
Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
The well-being of the first aider