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First Aid Training Regulation Changes

Did you know that the regulations that govern first aid training have changed?

To help guide employers through these changes, we have compiled a list of the key facts:

Key Facts

1) Training providers are no longer approved by the HSE.

2) Employers are now responsible for ensuring the quality of the first aid training they procure.

3) Employers must now undertake due diligence* on their training provider if their first aiders undertake first aid qualifications that are not regulated by Ofqual or SQA. However, employers do not need to undertake any due diligence if their first aiders undertake regulated first aid qualifications.

 

What should I do now?

First on Scene only deliver Ofqual regulated first aid at work qualifications, so you can rest assured that you have fulfilled your legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training without having to undertake any due diligence.

To book your training today simply call 0845 5191 999 or use our online course finder. Alternatively, if you would like any further information or guidance, please call us or email info@firstonscene.co.uk and our friendly customer service team will be delighted to help.

 

*Due diligence is ‘reasonable investigation’. The HSE has produced a detailed seven page guide covering how these ongoing checks should be undertaken and the documents that are needed. Please note that trade bodies, badge schemes and other third party assurances do not remove the legal responsibility from the employer.

 

 

 

 

 

 Click here to download our simple guide 
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Useful Links:

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981:
www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l74.pdf

Health & Safety Executive - Selecting a first aid training provider - A guide for employers : http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.pdf

Qualsafe Awards - The UK’s Largest Awarding Organisation for First Aid: http://www.qualsafeawards.org


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