Occupational First Aid Refresher (FAR) Course

Update your Occupational First Aid skills and certificate with this one day First Aid Refresher (FAR) Course.

This 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 2 years.
All our instructors are registered with  Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council -  PHECC

First Aid Refresher Course Programme

Unit 1: The workplace
This 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 workplace.

Unit 2: Patient assessment
After this 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
This module covers the functions of the respiratory system and shows  how to manage a choking patient as well as how to do mouth-to-mouth ventilations.

Unit 4: Cardiac first response
After 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
This 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 bleeding.

Unit 6: Altered levels of consciousness
The 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 consciousness.

Unit 7: Musculoskeletal injuries
At the 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
This 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.

Participants 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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