First Aid Response Refresher (FAR-Refresher)

The 2-day FAR-Refresher course replaces the former Occupational First Aid-Refresher (OFA-R) course. It is recognised by the Health & Safety Authority of Ireland (HSA) as meeting the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007.

What will I learn on our course?

  • Scene assessment and management
  • Patient assessment
  • Recognising and treating choking
  • How to perform CPR and how to use an AED (defibrillator)
  • Recognising and treating stroke and heart attack
  • Treatment of crush injuries, fractures, spinal injuries, sprains and strains
  • Treatment for shock and poisoning
  • How to treat and bandage wounds and other injuries
  • Recognising and treating concussion and compression
  • How to recognise and treat hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • How to treat electric shock and chemical burns

What will I receive on the course?

Each participant will receive the following items:

  • First Aid Response (FAR) booklet
  • Student Pack (this includes triangular bandage, roller bandage, wound dressing, sterile dressing, and gloves)
  • Pocket Face Mask
  • Key-ring Face Shield
  • Request Emergency Dispatch (RED) Card

Are there any prerequisites?

To attend this course, you must have a valid First Aid Response (FAR) certificate.  You do not have to have previously completed a FAR course with St John Ambulance – we welcome any person with FAR certification.

How many people will be on the course?

There will be a maximum of eight people on the course.

How will I be assessed?

Learners will be assessed on their practical skills and complete an MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) exam.

What certificate will I receive?

Successful learners will be issued with a PHECC FAR certificate which is valid for 2 years.

To keep the certificate valid, a 2-day refresher course must be completed before the cert expiry date.

Where is the course located?

The course takes place on our premises at 29 Leeson Street Upper, Dublin 4, D04 PX94. For other locations, please email [email protected].

I am travelling by car, where can I park?

Free Parking is available on our premises (29 Leeson Street Upper, Dublin 4, D04 PX94) at the back of our building.

I use Public Transport, where is the nearest Bus, Luas, DART or Dublin Bike station?

We are located at 29 Lesson Street Upper, Dublin 4, D04 PX94. Please click the link below or download the file to see the nearest Bus, Luas, DART and Dublin Bikes stations.

How much does the course cost?

The course costs €195 per person. Discounts are available if 3 or more people book the course. For further information on group discounts, please email [email protected] or ring 01 668 8077.

How do I pay?

Payment can be made securely using the online booking form below.

If you wish to pay by Invoice, Bank Transfer or over the phone with a credit card, please email [email protected] or ring 01 668 8077.

What other people say about this course

The instructor was very easy to listen to, he explained everything in detail and looked for participation from the class. He was very pleasant and very easy to communicate with and had time for everyone.

Completed course February 2024

Mark was a great instructor, making the course as interactive and entertaining as possible. He was extremely knowledgeable in all areas of the course and was able to create scenarios related to each of the attendees occupations – having these examples made the course much more enjoyable. You can tell he is very passionate about what he does. The lunch was a nice surprise too.

Completed course November 2023

Honestly, I feel the presentation of this First Aid training was fantastic. I’ve already mentioned to our H&S team that the St. John’s Ambulance would be my preferred group for training in future.

Completed course January 2024

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