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Changes to First Aid Training Regulations

October 2013

Did you know that the regulations that govern first aid training have changed? On 1st October 2013 the HSE approval of first aid training providers ended and the responsibility for ensuring the standards of workplace first aid training moved from the HSE to employers. The regulations now require employers to carry out lengthy due diligence (investigations) on their first aid training provider in order to ensure that the training meets the necessary standards.

However, employers do not need to undertake any due diligence if their first aiders undertake regulated first aid qualifications. This is because regulated qualifications are accredited by an Awarding Organisation, which means that both the training provider and the qualifications have already been verified as meeting the required standards.

First on Scene is accredited by the UK’s largest first aid Awarding Organisation Qualsafe Awards and are proud to only offer regulated first aid at work qualifications.

This means that you can book with us and rest assured that you have fulfilled your legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training without having to undertake any due diligence.

To book today or for further information, please call 0845 5191 999 and our friendly customer service team will be happy to help.

Useful Links:

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

Qualsafe Awards: www.qualsafeawards.org

Qualsafe Awards Regulated First Aid at Work Qualification:
http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Qualification/Details/600_7621_5

Qualsafe Awards Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification:
http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Qualification/Details/600_7620_3


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