The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has stated that the transition from Occupational First Aid (OFA) to PHECC FAR is progressing well. In its online statement, the HSA notes that PHECC has already approved a number of organisations as PHECC FAR Instructor Recognised Institutions (RIs) and the current list of RIs can be found at

The HSA currently recognises both the PHECC FAR and OFA learner certificates as meeting the needs of OFA in the workplace and that it will only recognise the PHECC FAR award at an unspecified future date. 

Read the statement in full here.

23 February 2017