Covid-19 First Aid Responder Update

Who is this course for?

This  is the course for those who have a current valid First Aid Response Qualification and are responsible for providing first aid in the workplace. This course will give them the knowledge to safely continue to carry out their role and help them to overcome fears that may have presented with the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

  • Current Valid in-date First Aiders.
  • Anyone who is responsible for being a  first aider in the workplace.
  • Those responsible for managing first aid in the workplace, e.g. supervisors or managers.


Why do this course?

Section 7B of the Government Return to Work Safety Protocol COVID-19 states “In the event that first aid is required in the workplace it may not be possible to maintain a distance of 2 metres. Workers with a specific role in acting as first responders should be provided with updated training on infection prevention and control principles including performance of hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective equipment when delivering first aid.”  
This is in addition to the general duty under Section 11 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, which  requires employers to have plans and procedures for emergencies and people trained to implement those plans.

Training Objectives:

To ensure First Aid Responders are able to continue to safely provide First Aid in light of the new risks created by Covid-19 / Coronavirus. 
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe  SARS N-COV2 (Coronavirus / COVID-19).
  • Describe the key elements of infection control standard precautions.
  • Describe the role of the First Aid Responder in breaking the COVID-19 chain of infection.
  • Demonstrate appropriate hand washing and hand hygiene techniques.
  • List the circumstances in which hand hygiene should be performed.
  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Demonstrate how to remove and dispose of PPE.
  • Demonstrate respiratory hygiene, cough and sneezing etiquette.
  • Outline the modifications in the provision of CPR for a patient in cardiac arrest.
  • Outline additional precautions to be taken when dealing with a casualty who is suspected
    to be choking.
  • Outline measures to take to help keep the first aider safe when engaged in patient
  • State the Health Protection Surveillance Centre’s criteria for screening
    for COVID-19.
  • Explain how the FAR can look after their own wellbeing, both physical and mental.
  • Outline the first aid care/management of a casualty who is suspected to have COVID-19.


Course Syllabus:

The topics above are covered and learners are given appropriate references for use post course. 


Course Assessment:

Learners are asked to complete a short online questionnaire at the end of the course in order to ensure good comprehension.


Course Certification:

Successful completion of the course leads to certification from RED Safety. Some training providers may require a copy of this certificate prior to undertaking the standard FAR Re-certification. 

Additional Information

  • Any special needs/requirements should be identified at the time of booking.
  • This course takes place in a “Live” virtual classroom online via Zoom.
  • Private / custom groups can be accomodated.
  • For private groups we can do the course via another platform if desired – we have used Webex, Gotomeeting and Skype for Business based on client’s needs.
  • As part of our standard “after-care” service we will provide this update free of charge to groups who completed their initial FAR training with us directly.

Course Features

  • Duration: 90 minute
  • Max Participants: 12
  • No. Of Seats:
Price : €30

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