Please note: Forthcoming changes to requirement for First Aid Training

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The requirements for First Aid have at last been confirmed.
From January 2019 First Aid Response (FAR) is the first aid course that will accepted by the early years for the purpose of compliance and we therefore intend to run more FAR courses over the coming months. At least one person with FAR should be available on the premises.
First Aid Response (FAR) developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and delivered by Canavan Byrne through our Health and safety Partners is approved by PHECC and therefore meets the required standard for compliance with the revised regulation in early years registered services. Only one FAR trained person is required to be on the premises at any time . Proportionally more will be required in bigger services . No Specific figures have been confirmed or are available yet for the bigger services . We recommend that there should be one FAR qualified first aider available at all times depending on your opening times and rostering of staff.
We will continue to offer our Paediatric First Aid course. This course can compliment the above requirement and is also delivered by PHECC registered trainers but ensure you also fulfil the requirement to have a FAR trained person on your team.