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July  8th, 15th, 22nd

July 11th-13th

July 20th – 22nd  

July 25th-27th

Aug 8th – 10th

August 22nd – 24th

September 5th –7th

September 19th –21st  

September 28th –30th  

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  • Sean Connick
    Trainer was great really patient and polite mad made the course interesting and fun
    Sean Connick
  • Sylvia Moorehead
    The course was amazing, Kevin was Excellent, could not recommend enough.
    Sylvia Moorehead
  • Karen O’Brien
    The trainer was very patient and gave plenty of time for question before moving along to next section. The trainer made a good balance between slide and practical and also, I found that the delivery of the information kept it very interesting.
    Karen O’Brien
  • Noman Keville
    Enjoyed very much, instructor very engaging and the clarity provided on any questions / topics not covered
    Noman Keville
  • Fionnuala Carty (Centre of Learning & Development, St James’s Hospital)
    All participants enjoyed the programme and felt they gained a lot from the three days. One had to use the skills they learned almost immediately as they witnessed a young man collapse in a coffee shop.  Look forward to welcoming back the trainers in the near future.
    Fionnuala Carty (Centre of Learning & Development, St James’s Hospital)
  • Sean Hegarty (Enable Ireland)
    The two-day refresher is much better than the old one-day refresher course.
    Sean Hegarty (Enable Ireland)
  • Rory Murphy (Dublin South MABS)
    Very good instructor, knowledgeable and hit the important points clearly with strong emphasis on what not to do and where first-aid can be given.
    Rory Murphy (Dublin South MABS)
  • Maciej Gruszewski
    Third time I was trained by Kevin. Always something interesting, always new stories and examples. Pure pleasure!!!
    Maciej Gruszewski
  • Andrew McManus
    Peter is very engaging and supportive. He brings the theory from the manual into real life scenario and encourages you to think a provide comprehensive assessment a care to patient.
    Andrew McManus
  • Siobhan Bogue
    Great trainer with great experience, real life examples
    Siobhan Bogue
  • Excellent course. Kevin kept interest at all times. Very well delivered. Very clear concise instruction. I learned a lot.
  • Nicola Meehan
    I am amazed at how much I have learned over the past 3 days, more importantly I believe that I would be confident to assist in an emergency of a large variety of types.
    Nicola Meehan
  • Fergal Smyth
    Really enjoyable 2 days would recommend to any company or person.
    Fergal Smyth
  • Stuart Tynan
    Excellent trainer! Very well spoken and clarified any points as necessary. The course was perfectly organised for Covid-19.
    Stuart Tynan
  • Very well-run course and adapted to comply with current covid restriction but learned so much in a safe environment. Real life experience from the trainers help thing into perspective and how this translates to real life.
  • Nicola Rochford
    Kevin is a brilliant instructor also keeps the course content interesting and the day is engaging and informative.
    Nicola Rochford
  • Paula Duffy
    Peter was amazing really enjoyed the course, really made it fun to learn FAR. Would really recommend to people.
    Paula Duffy
  • Grace Sampson
    Very interesting course and Peter kept the attention of the room. Even with Covid precautions we were able to learn efficiently.
    Grace Sampson
  • Geraldine Gorman
    Thank you for a fantastic 3 days! instructor very Knowledgeable and friendly. Very informative.
    Geraldine Gorman
  • George Doran
    Excellent course. First Class Teacher. I will return to the same course, I will recommend to any who needs this course.
    George Doran
  • Orla Healy
    I was very impressed with the facilities especially the coffee machine, it was a lovely surprise. Kevin was an excellent tutor, kept it at a great pace while keeping it interesting
    Orla Healy
  • Sharon McGuinness
    Overall enjoyed first aid refresher course. very well explained and feel a lot more confident should a situation arise.
    Sharon McGuinness
  • Dina Nurzhanova (Mylan)
    This was an excellent course. The instructors were very knowledgeable and kept the group’s attention throughout course.
    Dina Nurzhanova (Mylan)
  • Henry English
    Highly recommend course, would fell much more likely to administer first aid after completing.
    Henry English

The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) now recognises 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. See our Frequently Asked Questions

On completion of this 3-day course, the First Aid Responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services. Also included is training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of aspirin for cases of a suspected heart attack.

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.

Following the FAR course participants should be able to:

  • Deal with life-threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions until the arrival of emergency medical services
  • Provide an adequate response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive
  • Provide first-aid in a wide range of environments including the workplace, home and recreational settings
  • Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations

Course Duration

3 days. Can be completed on consecutive days or over a number of weeks.

Course Content/Topics Covered

  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident Procedures
  • Cardiac First Response (CPR & AED, Choking & Stroke)
  • Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning & Fainting)
  • Injury Management & Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient
  • Burns & Electrical Injury Care
  • Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
  • Information Management & Communications
  • The Well-Being of the First-Aid Responder

Course Ideal for

Employees of small, medium or large enterprises across all sectors and the self-employed. Pre-School Staff (recommended by Tusla)

No. of Participants

The instructor student ratio is 1:8 for practical skills sessions.

Training Methodology

Our approach to training incorporates both practical and interactive learning, giving the participants the confidence and ability to put theory into practice and to cope with real-life situations that may arise in the workplace. Our instructors have years of practical experience in front line emergency care and tutoring all levels of learners.

The First-Aid Response Course is classroom based and has been designed to balance theory and practice incorporating scenario-based training to achieve the learning outcomes and competencies specified in the PHECC standard.


An assessment takes place at the end of the third 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.


Successful completion of the First Aid Response course leads to joint certification by both PHECC and Order of Malta Ireland as a recognised institution. All successful participants will receive a certificate and wallet-sized certification card which is valid for two years. Recertification in First Aid Response is required every 2 years.


This course can be provided at your company premises or at our Training Centre.

Useful Links

Health & Safety Authority:
Statement in Relation to Occupational First Aid – 6th June 2018
Statement in Relation to Occupational First Aid – 22nd Nov 2017
Statement in Relation to Occupational First Aid – 31st Aug 2017
Statement in Relation to Occupational First Aid – 2nd June 2017
Statement in Relation to Occupational First Aid – 23rd Feb 2017
First Aid FAQ’s

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC):