PHECC First Aid Responder ( FAR )


Replacing: Occupational First Aid – QQI Level 5 (From the 31st of May 2018 the HSA will only recognise PHECC FAR as meeting the needs of OFA in workplaces.)

The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) now recognise the PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) training course as meeting the needs of occupational first aid. The FAR Standard was developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) an independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland.   

The First Aid Response course covers all of the occupational first-aid requirements for places of work as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, there is a requirement on employers, based on a risk assessment, to have a sufficient number of adequately trained first-aiders in the workplace. The specific requirements for first aid provision at work depends on several factors including the size of the workplace, the numbers employed, the hazards arising, dispersal of employees and access to medical services.

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FAR 3 days training PHECC certification
Course Duration:  3 days (18 hours)