MI Safety and Training Services provides clients with a full first aid training service in Kerry. Our basic first aid training installs in learners the basics of administrating first aid.
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Our course teaches participants the fundamentals of basic first aid.
The course objectives include:
A working familiarity with safety legislation on first aid in the workplace.
Able to effectively minimise the consequences of an injury until the arrival of medical assistance
Able to provide appropriate treatment for an injury that does not require the attention of a nurse or medical practitioner
Able to provide clients with the appropriate skills to treat a person with the purpose of preserving life
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First Aid Training FAQs
What training is required?
Since the 1st June 2018, the HSA only recognises the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response (FAR) training standard as meeting the needs of occupational first aid in workplaces.
The initial FAR training is based on a 3 day (18 hour) classroom course and valid for 2 years. Recertification training is based on a 2 day (12 hour) classroom course.
The instructor/learner ratio is 1:8 maximum and a 30 day grace period is allowed.
When do occupational first aiders need additional training?Occupational first aiders may need additional specialised training if a work place has employees exposed to any special hazards such as:
- risk of poisoning by toxic substances, e.g. certain cyanides and related compounds
- risk of burns from corrosive or oxidising substances, e.g. hydrofluoric acid
- risk of accidental exposure to hazardous substances, e.g. toxic, irritant or asphyxiant gases, requiring oxygen for resuscitation
Additional provisions in other regulations such as administration of oxygen
How long is an occupational first aid training course?The PHECC FAR training course is not less than 18 contact hours including assessment but excluding breaks, averaging 6 hours instruction per day.
What is the retraining/recertification requirement?For the PHECC FAR award, the recertification course is currently not less than 12 hours including assessment but excluding breaks, averaging 6 hours instruction per day.
How long is certification valid for?Occupational first aid certification is valid for 2 years after which recertification training is required.
What is an AED?
A defibrillator is a device that delivers an electric shock to the heart muscle through the chest wall in order to restore a normal heart rate.
An automatic external defibrillator (AED) is a portable defibrillator designed to be automated such that it can be used by persons without substantial medical training who are responding to a cardiac emergency.
Are occupational first aiders trained in the use of AED?
Yes, AED was part of the Cardiac First Response (CFR) Unit of the QQI Level 5 OFA and is part of the PHECC FAR standard and first aiders are trained in its use.
Are employers required to have an AED?
No, but it would be good practice to have one as long as it is properly