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We provide a range of courses that can delivered in-house or at external venues. We seek to ensure that all individuals participate fully in the learning experience by ensuring the correct ratio of instructors to participants on each course. Through training; companies, schools and other groupings will be in compliance with Health & Safety legislation. Individuals will have acquired new skills. We provide a range of training courses in relation to First Aid and in respect of Manual Handling throughout Ireland.

7th Statement of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in relation to transition to Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response (FAR) Education and Training Standard

In the previous statement of 31st August 2017, the HSA announced its intention that as and from 1st January 2018, it would only recognise the PHECC FAR standard as meeting the needs of occupational first aid (OFA) in workplaces. The HSA has determined in consultation with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and PHECC that dual recognition of QQI 5N1207 and PHECC FAR will continue until 31st May 2018. Thereafter the HSA will only recognise PHECC FAR. This recent decision takes into account PHECC’s current review of the FAR Education and Training Standard (2014). The review is addressing our mutual stakeholders concerns including:
  • the instructor to student ratio;
  • the duration of the course;
  • the duration of the refresher training.
Recommendations for dealing with these concerns and other areas focusing on FAR content and delivery will be forthcoming with review conducted by PHECC Education and Standards Committee. To date there are 33 PHECC Recognised Institutions approved for FAR provider courses and 14 RIs approved for FAR instructor courses. In addition there are other applications currently being processed by PHECC. Recent developments for the OFA to FAR transition involve PHECC creating an on-line electronic portal for RI and FAR course applications.

Updates about the FAR review and the transition work are provided on the PHECC website.

All Premier First Aid instructors have now completed the First Aid Responder instructor update, allowing them to teach the new health & safety first aid course, which is known as First Aid Responder. This new FAR course will replace occupational first aid on the 1st of September 2017.

Premier First Aid Training Limited is an Irish Heart Foundation Affiliated Training Site and all our CPR & Defibrillation training courses are certified through the Irish Heart Foundation.

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