First Aid Responder

The Irish Red Cross First Aid Responder course is designed for businesses and individuals who wish to satisfy the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) requirement for first aiders in the workplace. Our course fully encompasses the syllabus for First Aid Responder training as defined by the HSA and the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and may also be extended to include other material as appropriate to the nature of the customer’s business.

Core topics covered in the course include:

  • Accident Assessment
  • Asphyxia and Choking
  • Heart Attack and CPR
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Unconsciousness and The Recovery Position
  • Head, Neck and Back Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Eye Injuries
  • Burns and Chemical Injuries
  • First Aid Kit Recommendations

This course is normally run over three consecutive working days, between 9am and 5pm. Alternative arrangements may be made depending on staff availability, leave, shift obligations etc. Please note however, that the same amount of time will be required to conduct the course even if alternative arrangements are made. The course can be held in our training facility in Limerick City, or on the customer’s premises if a suitable training venue exists.

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive the First Aid Responder certificate, thereby satisfying the requirements as set out in the HSA’s ‘Guidelines on First Aid at Places of Work’.

A minimum of 5 students are required in order to hold a course for a specific company or organisation, however, each month we regularly run First Aid Responder courses for the public which offer companies or individuals the opportunity to book one or more places.

To book this course for weekdays 9am-5pm, please see To book this course for evenings or weekends, please contact us here in Limerick.