What is FAR?
First Aid Response or FAR is PHECC’s newest education and training standard. It’s 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. FAR includes the
full Cardiac First Response Community standard also. PHECC have a helpful FAQ page.
Our comprehensive 3 day First Aid Responder (FAR) training is a statutory course set down by the HSA and PHECC based on the requirements of the 2007 Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations. Attendance is strictly limited to 8 candidates per trainer
Successful participants will qualify as First Aid Responders in accordance with current Health and Safety legislation, and will receive FAR certification. Certificates are valid for a period of 2 years, following which Occupational First Aiders must attend a two-day re-validation course.
Course content is set by HSA and PHECC and includes the following modules:
- First Aid in the Workplace
- Patient Assessment
- Respiratory Emergencies
- Cardiac First Response
- Wounds & Bleeding
- Altered Levels of Consciousness
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Burns and scalds, chemicals, poison, electric shock