FAR training

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