PHECC First Aid Response Refresher Training

Important notice regarding recertification and COVID-19 from PHECC:

With regards to recertification, PHECC acknowledge that if a Responder’s certification has lapsed, a Recognised Institution (RI) / Approved Training Institution (RTI) may allow a short grace period.

The Education and Standards reference; “a grace period should be restricted to extenuating circumstances”.

PHECC accepts that the current situation is “extenuating circumstances” and a Responder being unable to complete recertification, it is acceptable for the RI/RTI to continue to extend this period until such time that the situation is rescinded.

Such a significant departure from normal standards shall be limited to the duration of the current COVID-19 crisis.

Please see following link to PHECC website where further information regarding extensions to current licences and certification is outlined.
Additional information for PHECC Responders, Registered Practitioners, Recognised Institutions, Approved Training Instructions and Licensed CPG Providers regarding PHECC Covid-19 advisory.

The First Aid Regulations require employers, based on a risk assessment, to have sufficient first aid equipment and trained first aiders in the workplace. The regulations do not specify the training standard, duration of training and retraining and recertification periods but the HSA will continue to recognise first aid responders existing certification during the Covid 19 pandemic. Those first aiders can continue to administer first aid in the workplace. []

NISO First Aid Response Refresher training is a two day, PHECC approved course. The PHECC first aid training is recognised by the Health and Safety Authority as the standard for first aid at work and meets the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations.

This 2-Day course is open to anyone who currently holds a valid Occupational First Aid or First Aid Response Certificate which is due for renewal – even if the previous training was not provided by us. Refresher courses are essential every two years to maintain your status as an occupational first aider, to keep up with developments in first aid and to refresh skills learned previously that may be only intermittently used.


  • Participants should be able to display up-to-date skills related to the delivery of a first aid response on completion of this training
  • Be competent with the new developments in First Aid Response

Who should attend?
Persons who want to renew their First Aid qualification. 

Course Content Includes:

  • Incident Management
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Patient Assessment
  • Injury Management & Shock
  • Care of Unconscious Patient
  • Burns & Electrical Injuries
  • Poisonings
  • Common Medical Emergencies
  • Adult C.P.R. & AED
  • Infant C.P.R & AED 

This course is highly interactive.
Theory is followed by skill demonstrations and practical application by participants.

A good working knowledge of English, both written and oral.

Multiple Choice Questionnaire and Skills Demonstration on the second day of the course.

Course Certification / Validation
A PHECC FAR certificate is issued to all successful participants which is valid for two years. The two-day refresher course must be attended within this period to keep the certificate valid. 

Course Duration
2 Days

Instructor Qualifications
All our instructors are highly qualified and experienced health and safety professionals and training instructors. 

To book your place, please select the course you are interested in:

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We pride ourselves on training health and safety professionals who contribute to make Irish workplaces safer everyday.

First Aid Response is a 3 day course that starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4.30pm.