Although it is not mandatory, the HSE strongly recommend that HSE qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders undertake an annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up-to-date and refreshed.
The qualification period for both groups of First Aiders is 3-years. It was felt that this period was too long without any additional training.
A minimum of 3 hours, consisting of theoretical and practical activities.
No more than 16 candidates on the course and candidates must be 14 years or over.
A certificate of attendance will be issued.
- Primary assessment
- Recovery position
- Wounds and healing
- Communication skills
- Top-to-toe survey
- Action for vomit
- Chain of survival