Occupational First Aid
February 18th, 19th, & 20th
PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR) – Previously “Occupational First Aider”
PHECC has designed the First Aid Response (FAR) Standard to offer appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including cardiac first response. This standard is designed to meet first aid and basic life support (BLS) requirements that a person known as “First Aid Responder” may encounter. The FAR Standard meets the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) requirement for occupational first aid training for the workplace. The Child and Family Agency (TUSLA) guidance also recognises FAR as the standard for child care.
Who is PHECC?
The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is an independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland. The Council publish clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and recognise institutions to provide pre-hospital emergency care training and education.
First Aid Response Standard Rationale
You will possess the following general skills. The ability to:
- Deal with life threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency medical services.
- Provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
- Provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including home, recreational and workplace settings.
- Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations.
There are competencies that students who achieve the First Aid Response Standard are required to demonstrate. Upon completion of a recognised First Aid Response course you will be able to:
- Recognise and Assess the causes and effects of sudden illness and/or injury in a prehospital environment and call for emergency medical services.
- React to such pre-hospital emergencies utilising PHECC CPGs.
- Respond in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner to such emergencies utilising the First Aid Response skill set and in accordance with PHECC CPGs as part of the pre-hospital continuum of care.
- Record and Report actions and interventions taken while responding to and managing such incidents and during handover to emergency medical services.
- Retain a caring attitude in their role as First Aid Responders.
Who Should Attend
Anyone who will be responsible to respond or administer first aid in the workplace.
About the Trainer
Pamela Morrisson has been a trainer/assessor for over 15 years. In addition to First Aid training, Pamela also delivers education, training and assessments for the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard qualifications & other health & safety courses.
For more information, please visit https://lwmanagement.ie/training-courses/far/
This course can also be run as an in-company programme delivered on-site to meet your specific requirements. For more information on in-company delivery, or if you have any questions regarding this course, please Click Here.
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