The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 requires employers to have a sufficient number of First Aid Responders trained and deployed in the workplace. Employers must also provide first-aid materials/equipment at all places of work where working conditions require it. The Health and Safety Authority (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 HSA have prepared Guidelines on First Aid at Places of Work as part of the Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations.
The First Aid Responder Course will provide participants with the knowledge and skill required to manage medical and traumatic emergencies, and will enable employers and employees to fulfil their statutory obligations under the Safety Health and Welfare Act. First Aid Responder training is delivered by experienced pre-hospital care professionals who have been assessed and approved to deliver the Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council First Aid Responder Course.