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With our First Aid Response Blended Learning  course students can have more control over their learning environment by completing first aid theory online at their own pace before attending just one practical training day with one of our licenced trainers.

This hybrid course is a brand new offering by Order of Malta Ireland and provides the same certification as a 3-day classroom-based course. Remote learning allows for more flexibility for students to engage with the curriculum at a time that best suits them, and coursework will be available after completion for reference and revision.

The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) 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

Course Details

On completion of this Blended Learning, 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
Approximately 12 hours of self-paced online learning and 1-day in person practical.
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.
An assessment takes place on the practical 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 skills assessment and 60% or greater in the MCQ
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 is provided 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): Website