First Aid Response

Course Outline
First Aid Response or FAR is is a foundation first aid course that trains course participants to provide first aid for a person who becomes suddenly unwell or injured until the arrival of emergency medical services. Since the 1st June 2018, the HSA only recognises the PHECC FAR standard as meeting the needs of occupational first aid in workplaces. This 3 day course also includes the full Cardiac First Response Community standard.

First Aid in the workplace
Patient Assessment
Incident Procedure
Cardiac First Response – Community Level
Common Medical Emergencies (asthma, diabetes, seizures, poisoning, fainting)
Injury Management & Shock
Care of the Unconscious Patient
Burns and Electrical Injury Care
Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
Information Management
The well-being of the first aider

Participants undergo continuous assessment throughout the course with skills based practical assessment along with a summative short answer written exam at the end of the course. 

There is no prior learning required for this course but students must be physically fit and able to complete chest compressions on the manikin effectively with guidance. Students with specific learning or physical requirements should contact us directly to arrange reasonable accommodation.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a certificate which is valid for 2 years.

A 2 day refresher course is required to be completed within 30 days of certificate expiry date to maintain this qualification.

Contact us directly for group rates.