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First Aid Responder Refresher

It is a requirement that all Occupational First Aiders undergo a refresher training course within 2 years of original certification in order to update your knowledge and skills.

Who this training is for

Certified Occupational First Aiders who wish to update and refresh their knowledge and skills in administering first aid. Employees who have undertaken first aid training outside the HSE and who wish to recertify themselves as Occupational First Aiders in their workplace must submit a copy of their certificate.

This training is available to employees of the HSE following a training needs assessment (TNA).

Contact the Health and Safety helpdesk for more information or advice

Training format



  • To update the first aiders knowledge and practical skills
  • To ensure certified First Aiders keep up to date with new legislation and guideline developments in first aid practice

Upon completion of the First Aid Response course participants will be able to:

  • 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

How to book

Your line manager can book your course through the health and safety helpdesk


2 days

Course code



All participants must attach a copy of their current certificate to the helpdesk request. The date on the certificate is the date of issue only and not the date the course was completed.