Occupational First Aid Refresher (FAR) Course
1 day First Aid Refresher course is intended for those with an existing FAR Certificate in Occupational First
Aid and who wish to refresh their skills.
A refresher course must be attended at least every
All our instructors are registered with Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council - PHECC
First Aid Refresher Course Programme
Unit 1: The workplace
module covers the role of the First Aider, the legal requirements and
how to effectively ensure the safety of all employees, visitors, contractors in the
Unit 2: Patient assessment
module, the candidate will be able to do a primary and secondary survey
on a potential casualty. They will know how to take vital (pulse,
breathing, etc) signs and treat a casualty with a suspected neck injury.
Unit 3: Respiratory emergencies
module covers the functions of the respiratory system and shows how to manage a choking patient as well as how to do
Unit 4: Cardiac first response
this module, the student will understand the chain of survival and will
be able to activate their links, by calling for an ambulance, starting
CPR and using a Defibrillator effectively.
Unit 5: Wounds and bleeding
module teaches the student how to deal with blood injuries. They will
know how to recognise the different types of wounds and know how to
treat them. They will be able to deal with head, eye and facial injuries
as well as effectively minimising the consequences of internal
Unit 6: Altered levels of consciousness
student learns how to treat shock and how to do the recovery position.
This will allow them to treat a casualty who has reduced or lost
Unit 7: Musculoskeletal injuries
end of this module, the student will be able to treat patients who have
fractured (broken) bones as well as deal effectively with casualties who
have sprains, strains and dislocations.
Unit 8: Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock
module covers the treatment of major and minor burns as well as the
many different causes of burns. It also covers poisoning and how best to
treat someone who has been poisoned. The student will cover electrical
shock and how to manage a patient who has been electrocuted.
who successfully pass the refresher first aid course assessments will be issued with a certificate from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) . This certificate is recognised by
the Health & Safety Authority (HSA). The Certificate is valid
for two years. Thereafter when the First Aider completes a one day
refresher course every two years they will receive
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