First Aid Responder New Entrant

First Aid Responder Training

The First Aid Response Course aims to produce highly confident First Aiders with the skills and knowledge to provide care until arrival of emergency services. The course is focused on practical skills and scenario training, this is backed up with the theory sessions to provide the solid foundation of knowledge and understanding.

  • Recognised by Health & Safety Authority.
  • Meets all the requirements of the current Health & Safety Standards and requirements for employee training.
  • Develops a preventative approach to accidents and incidents within the workplace.

Who Should Attend:

This First Aid Responder training aims to produce highly confident First Aiders with the skills and knowledge to deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency services.

Participants per course:

Maximum of 8 participants.

Course Duration:

3 days – live online & in person.

Course Content:

Unit 1: First aid in the workplace
This module covers the role of the Occupational First Aider, the legal requirements and how to effectively ensure the safety of the first aider in the workplace.

Unit 2: Patient assessment
After this module, the candidate will be able to do a primary and secondary survey on a potential casualty. They will know how to take vital (pulse, breathing, etc) signs and treat a casualty with a suspected neck injury.

Unit 3: Respiratory emergencies
This module covers the functions of the respiratory system and shows the Occupational First Aider how to manage a choking patient as well as how to do mouth-to-mouth ventilations.

Unit 4: Cardiac first response
After this module, the student will understand the chain of survival and will be able to activate their links, by calling for an ambulance, starting CPR and using a Defibrillator effectively.

Unit 5: Wounds and bleeding
This module teaches the student how to deal with blood injuries. They will know how to recognise the different types of wounds and know how to treat them. They will be able to deal with head, eye and facial injuries as well as effectively minimising the consequences of internal bleeding.

Unit 6: Altered levels of consciousness
The student learns how to treat shock and how to do the recovery position. This will allow them to treat a casualty who has reduced or lost consciousness.

Unit 7: Musculoskeletal injuries
At the end of this module, the student will be able to treat patients who have fractured (broken) bones as well as deal effectively with casualties who have sprains, strains and dislocations.

Unit 8: Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock
This module covers the treatment of major and minor burns as well as the many different causes of burns. It also covers poisoning and how best to treat someone who has been poisoned. The student will cover electrical shock and how to manage a patient who has been electrocuted.


PHECC (Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council) 2 year certification.

Course Cost:

€1470 p/course or €200 p/person .

Please contact us for details

How many first aiders should be present in a workplace?

Please click on the link from the Health & Safety Authority to find the typical number of first aiders needed for your workplace

Health & Safety Authority

Funding Eligibility

This course has been approved by Next Level Skillnet for funding. Next Level Skillnet members are given financial support with training costs (fee subvention) for their employees. This can be as much as 40% of the course cost.

How do we become a member?

Becoming a member of our network is easy. There is no membership fee required however your company must match the following criteria:

– Your company must not be a public-sector company.

– Your company must either be paying employee’s fees directly or else reimbursing employees that pay their own fees.

*Self-Employed individuals are also eligible for funding.