First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019

Registered Early Learning and Care Services and Registered Childminders

Under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016, a new regulatory requirement will come into force from June 1st, 2020.  From this date under Regulation 25, there must be a person(s) who has trained in FAR (First Aid Response) with a trainer approved by the Pre- Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) immediately available to children attending the service. 

The training: on completion of this 3-day/18 hr course, the First Aid Responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services.

To support the sector to meet this requirement services can claim back the cost of one person attending FAR (either full or refresher) on behalf of your service.  To do this is easy; you must submit the attached application form with a copy of the FAR certificate and a receipt for the cost of the course.

The maximum you can claim is €225 per full course and €175 per refresher course.

For more information click here

To access the application form click here

For our list of PHECC registered trainers please click here. Please note that you can seek other registered PHECC trainers listed on www.phecc.ie