First Aid Response / Occupational First Aid

First Aid Response Course / Occupational First Aid

Occupational First Aid Replacement

Since the 1st June 2018, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) only recognises the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response (FAR) training standard as meeting the needs of occupational first aid in workplaces.
However, any QQI OFA training completed prior to 1st June 2018 will be recognised for the full 2 years duration from the date of training.
PHECC has approved a large number of organisations as PHECC FAR Recognised Institutions (RIs). The current list of RIs can be found at Additional applications continue to be processed.
Individuals wishing to become FAR instructors should familiarise themselves with PHECC FAR Instructor requirements at
The instructor/learner ratio is 1:8, recertification training involves a second day and a 30 day grace period is allowed.

Course Content

Module 1 – Patient Assessment
Module 2 – Incident Procedure
Module 3 – CFR Community
Module 4 – Common Medical Emergencies
Module 5 – Injury Management & Shock
Module 6 – Care of the Unconscious Patient
Module 7 – Burns & Electrical Injury Care
Module 8 – Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
Module 9 – Information Management
Module 10 – Communications
Module 11 – The well-being of the First Aid Responder

This is a 3 day course with 18 hrs of instruction.

Included items

Each student will receive to keep:
A pocket mask, with case and gloves.
A face shield on a key ring.
A First Aid Response Manual
Red emergency card
FAST assessment card
CFR report form
Patient assessment form / ACR


Participants should have a good command of the English language.

Who should do it ?

Anyone requiring First Aid in the workplace, or seeking a comprehensive 3 day First Aid Course

Course Numbers and Location

This course is limited to one instructor for each eight students. This course can be run at your business or we can arrange a suitable training location.


Our Instructors are qualified and current PHECC FAR & CFR Instructors.

Certification is jointly issued issued by a Venturesafe and PHECC, valid for 2 Years.

Venturesafe is a fully Approved Training Institution with PHECC

Recertification only requires a 2 Day course.

This is the only course recognised by the HSA for first aid at work.


Please contact us for a detailed quote.

Numerous discounts are avail contact us for more.