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Entry Requirements

  • None
  • If a learner has an impairment which may affect their ability to complete a practical skill (e.g. CPR) they should notify Safety Solutions or the Instructor prior to commencement of the course to discuss options

Age Requirements

  • No minimum

Maximum Number of Learners per Course

  • 6

Course Duration

  • Minimum of 3 Days or;
  • 18 hours contact time with an instructor (does not include breaks)

Course Content

  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident Procedures
  • Cardiac First Response (Community)
  • Common Medical Emergencies
  • Injury Management and Shock
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • Information Management
  • Communications
  • The Well Being of the First Aid Responder

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise and Assess the causes and effects of sudden illness and/or injury in a pre-hospital environment and call for emergency medical services.
  • React to such pre-hospital emergencies.
  • Respond in a safe, effective and appropriate manner to such emergencies utilising the First Aid Response skill set.
  • Record and Report actions and interventions taken while responding to and managing such incidents and during handover to emergency medical services.
  • Retain a professional and caring attitude in your performance as a First Aid Responder


  • Assessment using the PHECC’s CFR Community assessment sheet and other FAR sheets.
  • A 30 minute, 20 short question written exam; the pass mark is 80%.


Learners who may have difficulties completing the MCQ exam due to literacy or language difficulties will be accommodated.  Please inform the instructor either prior to attending the course or soon as possible after starting course so that appropriate arrangements can be made.


  • First Aid Response PHECC/Safety Solutions Skillnet Recognised Institute certificate, valid for two years