Basic First Aid Course

This 1 day Basic First Aid course is suitable for parents, grandparents, babysitters and creche workers and anyone else who is interested to learning or refreshing life saving skills. 

This basic first aid course covers all major child/paediatric as well as adult emergencies and illnesses including CPR and AED practical skills. All our instructors are registered with PHECC - The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

Training Objectives

Basic first aid refers to the initial process of assessing and addressing the needs of someone who has been injured or is in physiological distress due to choking, a heart attack, allergic reactions, drugs or other medical emergencies. Basic first aid allows you to quickly determine a person's physical condition and the correct course of treatment.

You should always seek professional medical help as soon as you are able, but following correct first aid procedures can be the difference between life and death.

On completion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Deal with life threatening emergencies
  •  Provide necessary first aid within the  workplace
  • Understand and demonstrate essential life saving skills

 Content of Training

  • Responsibilities of providing first aid
  •  Principles of treatment
  •  Patient approach & examination
  •  Wounds and bleeding
  •  Head injuries
  •  Dressings and bandages
  •  Shock – fainting
  •  Unconsciousness
  •  Recovery position
  •  Asphyxia and its causes
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation practical (CPR) and AED
  • Treating foreign bodies, chemical splashes
  • Burns and scalds
  • Blood and the circulation System
  • Fractures, Sprains, strains and dislocations

First Aid Tips for everyone

Check your surroundings

Evaluate the situation. Are there things that might put you at risk of harm? Are you or the victim threatened by fire, toxic smoke or gasses, an unstable building, live electrical wires or other dangerous scenario? Do not rush into a situation where you could end up as a victim yourself.

If approaching the victim will endanger your life, seek professional help immediately; they have higher levels of training and know how to handle these situations. First aid becomes useless if you can't safely perform it without hurting yourself.

Call for help  999/112

Call authorities or emergency services immediately if you believe someone to be seriously injured. If you are the only person on the scene, try to establish breathing in the patient before calling for help. Do not leave the victim alone for an extensive amount of time.

Care for the person.

Caring for someone who has just gone through serious trauma includes both physical treatment and emotional support. Remember to stay calm and try to be reassuring; let the person know that help is on its way and that everything will be alright.


At the end of this comprehensive training each participant will receive a certificate of attendance awarded by  Excel Safety Services Ireland which is valid for 2 years.

Contact Excel Safety Services  to discuss your training requirements

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