When an employer's First-aid Needs Assessment identifies that a
first-aider is not necessary, the minimum requirement is to appoint a
person to take charge of first-aid arrangements. The role of this
appointed person includes looking after the first-aid equipment and
facilities and calling the emergency services when required. They can
also provide emergency cover, within their role and competence, where a
first-aider is absent due to unforeseen circumstances (annual leave does
An appointed person should be available at all times people are at work on
site - this may mean appointing more than one. Appointed persons should only give first aid for which they have been
trained. This would realistically include scene assessment, personal protective
barriers (use of gloves and face masks) together with Primary Care (immediate
life threatening events: no breathing, no heartbeat, severe bleeding etc).
This Appointed Person at Work / First Responder course exceeds the basic HSE
requirements and includes the recommended primary care element.
Primary Care (CPR)
Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches you how to deal with
life-threatening emergencies. You will focus on
primary care through a combination of knowledge &
skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure you have the
knowledge, understanding and confidence to to provide care
when emergency situations arise.
Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course include: