First Aid Response (FAR)

The 3-day FAR course replaces the former Occupational First Aid (OFA) 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?

  • 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

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 Leeson 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 €355 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 people say about this course

Ger is a brilliant instructor, his delivery of the material was clear and thorough and so professional. He gave us loads of time to ask questions and continuously checked we had learned the material. I was extremely impressed throughout the 3 days and felt really well prepared by the end of the course for the responsibilities of FAR. I have been on other providers’ courses over the years and they did not hold a candle to the standard of the St John Ambulance course.

Completed course January 2022

A great course, with knowledgeable instructors. Felt confident leaving with my new skills

Completed course February 2022

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