Difference between first aid courses

Ok so we get a lot of questions about the difference between the Community First Responder Course and the First Aid Responder Courses.

Community first Responder course is a 4 hour course that covers the basics of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator). This course also teaches learners about Stroke, Heart attack and choking as well as the well-being of the first aid responder. This course is more suited to the layperson who wants to be able to know how to do CPR should the need arise.

While all of these are vital skills in the road to becoming a good first responder they are not the only skills needed. First Aid Response is a more in-depth course that is suited for the workplace. It replaces Occupational first aider as the course more suited to the workplace. Each learner will develop skills that are broader and can help the first aider deal with situations as they arise. What we find in our experience is that companies will often go for the Community First Responder course as it saves time and money. It does not however teach the learner the depth of skills that the First Aid Responder course goes into. I tell my clients it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

If you would like any further information on either of these courses or advice on what would be best for your business. Contact info@omahonysafety.ie

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