A PHECC First Aid Response course is a three-day certified course and has become the NEW Health and Safety Authority (H.S.A) standard for first aid in the workplace.
The course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency first aid should the need arise.
This course is perfect for anyone who is required to act as first aider in their place of work, community group, voluntary organisation and in the home. It is also a fantastic introduction to providing emergency care and using a defibrillator.
Duration: 3 Days
This course is the one of the foundation stepping stones for those interested in entering the emergency medical services, a healthcare practitioner or becoming a Trainer in PHECC First Aid Response
A First Aid Responder may become part of a volunteer group on a Community CFR Programme or assist as a First Aider in local clubs.
Often attending to any emergency/injury can be daunting, completing a PHECC FAR Course will give you the tools to assess situations and deal with them in a calm and confident manner.
What is covered on our PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) Course
Skills Group Practice
20 MCQ Questions
Joint Carraig Safety & Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) FAR Certificate
Max participants: 8
Duration: 3 Days
Valid for 2 years
Any individual who wishes to develop their knowledge, skills and attitude to recognise and care for people with life threatening injuries or non-life threatening injuries before the arrival of advanced medical care.
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2005 you should ensure that you have qualified First Aid Responders on premises, note that the PHECC FAR course covers this requirement.
Additionally anyone who wishes to develop skills or requires First Aid knowledge as part of their interests i.e. Coaching, Parents etc, the PHECC FAR course provides an excellent basis of knowledge for treating people in a pre-hospital environment at a basic level.
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.
What about my QQI Level 5 OFA Certificate?
Note that PHECC FAR is now the new standard for First Aiders in the workplace, coming up to your expiry date of your OFA Certificate you should contact a PHECC Recognised Institution or a PHECC Certifified Trainer in order to carry out transfer to the New PHECC Standard. RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) will apply.
Is my OFA Certificate still valid under new guidelines?
Yes as long as the certificate is still in date.
Does the 90 Days Grace Period still apply after expiry?
No the 90 days grace period is no longer available, so please keep not of expiry date of training and ensure Refresher Training is completed before date expires or no later than 30 days.
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 Joint Carraig Safety and PHECC FAR Certificate.
How long is my training Valid for?
Refresher training has to be completed every two years and note that the new standard for PHECC FAR Refresher Course is now 2 Days.
How long is the duration of a FAR Course?
Course duration is 3 Days in total.
Who teaches the Course?
Instructors are all certified PHECC Instructors with many years experience in delivering this course.
Any Other Questions?
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