Bookings and Schedule

€ 240

First Aid Response/FAR (Carlow)

The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) now recognises the PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) training course as meeting the needs of the now defunct occupational first aid. The FAR Standard was developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) an independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland.


There is no other more valuable training than a First Aid Course. It is the training that enables a person to preserve or save a life. Human bodies are susceptible to injuries, illnesses and trauma. We never know when any injury may happen to us, the people we love or those who are around us. Thus, it is always good to have some amount of basic knowledge to take care of critical situations.



This training course is for anyone wanting to learn how to recognise and care for people with life-threatening injuries before the arrival of medical help. It is also for people who require basic first aid training as part of their job.



First Aid Response (FAR) is a new training standard developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council of Ireland. The objective of FAR is to improve, and replace the current Occupational First Aid course and have a standardised syllabus nationwide. FAR also includes the full Cardiac First Response Community standard.



  • First Aid in the workplace
  • Patient Assessment
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiac First Response
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Choking
  • Administration of Aspirin
  • Wounds & Bleeding
  • Altered Level of Consciousness
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Burns/Scalds,
  • Chemicals,
  • Electric Shock


Duration: Two full days



Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a dual certificate from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and Social Care Training Ireland. These certificates will be valid for 2 years.



In order to maintain your qualification after your two-year certification period, you will be required to undertake a FAR Refresher training course. The FAR Refresher course consists of a two-day course designed to refresh the knowledge and skills you learned from your initial training. You must have a valid First Aid Response or Occupational First Aid certificate in order to partake of this course.


Contact & Location of selected Schedule

9am to 5pm each day. Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th December 2017. Social Care Training Ireland, Unit 4, Lismard House, Tullow Street, Carlow Town (0818 220 261)

(Lattitude, Longitude) : (52.83631,-6.92625)