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First Aid Training Courses

Q1. What are the first aid training courses approved by the Commissioner? Answer
 

 
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Q1. What are the first aid training courses approved by the Commissioner?
 
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Under the provision of Occupational Safety and Health Regulation (OSHR), Cap 509A, ‘a person trained in first aid’ shall be a person:

  1. who holds a certificate of competency in first aid issued by the St. John's Ambulance Association, the Auxiliary Medical Services (AMS) or the Hong Kong Red Cross; or
  2. who is a registered nurse within the meaning of the Nurses Registration Ordinance (Cap 164); or
  3. who has completed a training course in first aid and who holds a certificate to that effect issued by an organisation approved by the Commissioner.

To date, the following courses are considered to serve the above purpose:

1. Auxiliary Medical Services (Open to public)
  1. Basic First Aid
  2. Refresher First Aid
2. Civil Aid Service (Not open to public)
  1. Basic First Aid Training Course
3. Emergency Medical Response Society (Open to public)
  1. First Aid, CPR and AED Certificate Course
  2. First Aid, CPR and AED Certificate Refresher Course
  3. First Aid and Emergency Response Certificate Course
  4. First Aid and Emergency Response Certificate Refresher Course
  5. Advanced Emergency Incident Responder Certificate Course
  6. Advanced Emergency Incident Responder Certificate Refresher Course
4. Fire Services Department (Not open to public)
  1. Ambulance Officer Initial Training Course
  2. Ambulanceman/ ambulancewoman Initial Training Course
  3. Ambulance Officer Foundation Training Course
  4. Ambulanceman/ ambulancewoman Foundation Training Course
  5. Basic Ambulance Aid Course
  6. Advanced Ambulance Aid Training at First Responder Level for Firefighters
5. Hong Kong Red Cross (Open to public)
  1. Standard First Aid Certificate Course
  2. Standard First Aid Certificate Course (Blended Learning)
  3. Standard First Aid Certificate Refresher Course
6. Hong Kong Society of Professional Medical Care (Open to public)
  1. Occupational First Aid Course
  2. Occupational First Aid Refresher Course
  3. Emergency Medical Responder Course
7. Hong Kong St. John Ambulance (Open to public)
  1. “Certificate in First Aid” Course (Face-to-face mode) (FA)
  2. “Certificate in First Aid” Course (Blended Mode) - Elearning (EFAT)
  3. One day First Aid Refresher Course (ODRC)
  4. Half Day First Aid Refresher Course (HDRC)
8. Hong Kong Underwater Association (Open to public) [The Commissioner for Labour’s approval for the following courses had been expired on 19 Oct 2021.]
  1. Basic First Aid Certificate Course
  2. Refresher Basic First Aid Certificate Course
9. Hospital Authority Ruttonjee Hospital and Tang Shiu Kin Hospital A&E Training Centre (Open to public)
  1. Practical First Aid Certificate Course
  2. Practical First Aid Certificate (Renewal) Course
10. Life Line Medical Training Centre Limited
  1. First Aid At Work
  2. First Aid At Work Refresher
11. Occupational Safety and Health Council (Open to public)
  1. Certificate of Competence in First Aid Course
  2. Certificate of Competence in Refresher First Aid Course
12. Scout Association of Hong Kong (Not open to public)
  1. First Aid Certificate Course
  2. Refresher Training for First Aid Certificate Course
13. The Hong Kong Life Saving Society (Not open to public)
  1. First Aid Certificate Course
  2. First Aid Certificate Refresher Course