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Rescue Emergency Care (REC) First Aid

The HSE approved REC is a hands-on first aid course that uses scenarios to encourage learning through practical application. The course is offered at various levels, from a basic 1-day course to Advanced first aid to meet all first aid training needs.

The Training Scheme Progressive range of first aid training courses.

  • Takes into consideration first aid in remote and difficult environments.
  • Certificates are valid for three years.
  • Courses are conducted according to HSE regulations 1981, 1990 and 1997 for Industry European Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

Courses Courses are appropriate for:

  • General Public Basic First Aid to Advanced life Support
  • Outdoor Activities Walking, Climbing, Canoeing and Sailing
  • Industry First Aid at work (HSE approved)
  • Paediatric First Aid

BAC are currently running courses for groups with a minimum size of 10. Individual bookings can only be taken if the course can be filled through other expressions of interest.

Costs Belfast Activity Centre is a Registered Charity XN 82053. Any proceeds from training courses are used to support the ongoing charitable work of the Centre.

Full range of REC courses available through BAC include:

Level 1 Basic First Aid 1 Day (Lifesaver) or HSE Appointed Person
A one day practical course including First Responder skills; injury, systems approach; CPR. Skills to deal with a life threatening incident when an experienced First Aider is not available. Lots of hands-on practical with scenarios; innovative training; how to use a basic first aid kit. The Appointed Person course is recognised by the HSE.

Level 2 Emergency First Aid 2 Days
A two day course for outdoor activities; Field Sport; Public First Aid (MLTB/BCU/RYA). Introduces environmental injury and rescue modules as well as dealing with emergencies.

Level 3 Standard First Aid Days (3 day HSE) (4 day standard)
First Aid at Work or Standard Course. A three or four day course for people requiring full Health & Safety First Aid training for the workplace; common work place hazards. Introduces Health & Safety, illness, escort and assessment modules.

Level 4 Advanced First Aid 2 Days
A two day course in advanced specialist skills especially for isolated locations.

Refresher: Revalidation Course 2 Days
A two day course to refresh and update the skills gained on initial course Level 3 and 4.

Annual Refresher 3hr
A three hour course to refresh your memory and skills aquired from the level 3 course. This is a new addition to the REC list and will benefit the first aider in keeping all the important skills fresh in your mind without having to wait 1 or 2 years until the next Level 3 refresher.

Child and Baby Course 2 Days This is a course suitable for those with young children or who are working with young children on a regular basis.

REC Trainers Course This course is for those who would like to become a REC Trainer. Participants should have relevant REC experience and have completed a recent 3 day HSE REC course.

Ask about courses leading to REC Trainer or about designing or adapting a course to suit your needs.

For further information regarding REC First Aid Courses or to express an interest for BAC to deliver a course to your group or organisation please contact Andrea Kilpatrick, Development Manager, Tel. 02890600132 or email: officeadmin@belfastactivitycentre.com

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