First Aid Response Education and Training Standard

January 10, 2020

CDETB is an Approved Training Institution (ATI) for the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)

PHECC has designed the First Aid Response (FAR) Standard to offer appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including cardiac first response. This standard is designed to meet first aid and basic life support (BLS) requirements that a person known as “First Aid Responder” may encounter.

The FAR standard meets the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) requirement for occupational first aid training for the workplace. The Child and Family Agency (TUSLA) guidance also recognises FAR as the standard for child care. (The previous QQI Occupational First Aid (OFA) course is no longer recognised as meeting the requirements for occupational first aid in all workplaces).

For CDETB staff who have an in-date FAR Instructor qualification and are interested in delivering FAR within the CDETB please email Maeve Donnelly, CDETB PHECC Coordinator for further information.

More details about PHECC are available at

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