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First Aid Response - PHECC

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Safety Training: First Aid Response - PHECC

This is a comprehensive 3 day Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) accredited course which covers all the essential aspects of first aid for the workplace or emergency situation occurring in everyday life.

As of the 1st of June 2018, the Health & Safety Authority will only recognise First Aid Response for newly qualified first aiders in the workplace.  All first aiders who previously held Occupational First Aid Certification up to the 31st of May 2018 will refresh to First Aid Response when their certificate is due to expire or during the period of their certification.

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First Aid Response Course

The First Aid Response course includes:

Course Units:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Burns and Electrical Injury Care
  • Cardiac First Response - Community
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • Common Medical Emergencies
  • Information Management
  • Injury Management and Shock
  • Communications
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient
  • The Well-Being of the First Aid Responder


  • Video (CFR-C) based course ensures consistency
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Group activities 
  • Instructor led, hands on practice reinforces skills proficiency

In the classroom, students participate in simulated scenarios. Students work with an Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Instructor to complete skills practice.

Course Format:

The course is 3 full training day including skills practice and assessment. While the course content of the course remains the same for every course, delivery can be altered or adapted to suit learner needs, within reason.  There is an assessment with this course for certification.


  • Multiply Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Practical Assessment

All assessments are carried out in accordance with PHECC requirements and is internally authenticated before certification is issued. All participants have the right to appeal their results, the appeals procedure is also in accordance with Safety Ireland Guidelines.

All successful candidates in the MCQ and practical exams will be awarded a PHECC certificate which is valid for 2 years.

Grading of the Exam is as Follows:

  • To pass this course the participant will need an 60% pass rate.
    Who Should Attend: Anyone who wants to qualify in First Aid Response.
    Prerequisites: None
    Manual: First Aid Manual - Health & Safety Publications
    Duration: 3 days
    Certificate: A4 size PHECC certificate issued to each participant
    Certificate Valid For: 2 years
    Accreditation: Recognised Training Health & Safety Authority
    Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council
    Public Course Cost: 345 Euro Per Person
    Discounts for In-Company & Group Courses: From 234 Euro Per Person.
    Contact us for a quote for both in-house and on-site training

    There is no minimum age requirement set out in the current Education & Training Standards, however an individual should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation and have a maturity to complete assessment to receive certification. Currently recognised institutions use 16 years of age as a benchmark.

    Booking For Groups/Companies:
    Just contact us and we will arrange an Instructor for your own location. All we need is a room suitable for the group size. This course is also available for bookings on weekends. This course can also be run for your group at our training centre in Terenure, Dublin. This course can be tailored for your group/company own needs.

    Booking For Individuals:
    This course is available as an open course for individuals to join, just call us or join our email list for updates of new courses and check our schedule page for details of our next open course.

    Need A Course Urgently:
    If you require this course urgently for work or safety audit, we can arrange this course at any time and in any location. This is possible even if it's just for one person. Just contact us for a quote.

    Equality, Access, Transfer and Progression:
    Places on the course are provided on a first come basis. If a course is full additional courses may be scheduled if there is adequate demand. Safety Ireland will at all times ensure equality in our service provision. We therefore ask any learner that has specific learning requirements to contact our office on 01-44 22 999 or at the time of booking the training and we will ensure that all possible measures are taken to meet requirements. English is the language that the training is provided in and participants must have a good understanding of the English language.  If participants prefer they are welcome to bring along an interpreter; however prior notice must be given to Safety Ireland First Response.

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