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Basic/Emergency First Aid


The basic first aid course is designed for those who may come across first aid situations infrequently. It is designed to give students with the skills and knowledge to provide emergency life saving treatments in common emergency situations.

The course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn new first aid skills or refresh their existing knowledge. No previous qualifications are needed to complete the training as all basic first aid techniques are covered in detail throughout the course.

IMPORTANT NOTE - This course is suitable for those who would like to have a basic knowledge of first aid or may be required to assist a qualified first aider at work. To be a qualified first aider in the workplace you must do a PHECC certified first aid responder course.

Delivery methodThis course can be completed as a blended/hybrid course, day 1 online or in class.

What are the Benefits?

Practical Training
This Basic/Emergency first Aid Training Course is suitable for anyone who might have to respond to emergencies in the home, workplace or in the community. This emergency first aid training course will also enable learners to act as a back up to qualified Occupational First Aiders in the workplace.

Often attending to any emergency/injury can be daunting, especially when a child is involved, completing a Basic/Emergency First Aid Course will give you the tools to assess situations and deal with them in a calm and confident manner.

Entry Requirements

English Proficiency:

  • To ensure the greatest opportunity for successful participation in our programmes, learners are required to have a good command of English in terms of reading, writing and speaking. This standard of proficiency is indicated by achieving or exceeding the standard of CEFR B2+Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) or standard of 6.0 on the IELTS.
  • Learners who have achieved a passing grade at Junior Certificate level will be deemed to meet this criterion. However, learners for whom English is not their first language, are required to advise Carraig Safety Consultants, and may be required to provide evidence of proficiency. This could include completing a standardised CEFR test or equivalent.


Course Content

What is covered on our Basic/Emergency First Aid Course

  • Principles of treatment
  • Patient approach & examination
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Dressings and bandages
  • Shock - fainting
  • Unconsciousness
  • Recovery position
  • Asphyxia and its causes
  • CPR practical
  • Treating foreign bodies, chemical splashes
  • Burns and scalds
  • Fractures, Sprains, strains and dislocations

Skills Group Practice
MCQ Questions

Carraig Safety Certificate in Basic First Aid

Max participants: 12

Duration: 1 Days

Valid for 2 years

Who Should Attend?

On completion of this basic first aid course participants will be able to:

  • Deal with First Aid emergencies
  • Understand and demonstrate essential life saving skills

Note: This programme requires a high level of trainee participation and interaction where the theory is enhanced by practical demonstration of skills and practical application by trainees.


Will this course allow me to be compliant with Legislation in the workplace?

This course is aimed at workers who will act as “back up” in an emergency while awaiting a qualified first aider to arrive. This training will ensure that participants will have the basic skills to confidently treat common ailments in the work place, injuries in the home, and sport injuries.

What do I need to bring?

We supply all course materials, manuals, packs and refreshments.

Do I need experience to attend?

No previous experience is needed to attend this course.

What Certification will I receive?

You will receive a Carraig Safety Certificate.

How long is my training Valid for?

Refresher training has to be completed every two years.

Who teaches the Course?

Instructors are all certified PHECC Instructors with many years experience in delivering this course.

Any Other Questions?

We'll be happy to answer any other questions you may have by phone or email. You can click the button below to ask a question online, or call us on 01 6293852.

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