HSE removes approval for First Aid Courses

First Aid regulatory change takes effect

As of 1 October 2013, the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 have been amended, removing the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications. This means that businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace.

Legislative change will take effect at midnight on 30 September 2013 and HSE approval of first aid training and qualifications will cease.

For training providers currently approved by HSE, regardless of the date of expiry that appears on their approval certificate, their approval to undertake first training will expire and will no longer be valid.

An employer will still need to make an assessment of their first-aid needs to establish what provision for first aid is required. This will depend upon the workplace, taking into account, among other things, the number of employees, size, location and work activity.

Click here to read the HSE news update about the October 1st changes to First Aid regulations :

http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/changes-first-aid-regulations.htm

These changes in no way affect the excellence of the courses we deliver, they will be run to the same exacting high standard as usual but will be Approved and Accredited with our Awarding Organisation, Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

Christine Curtis

Company Director

Akesis Medical Services Ltd

First Aid 4 Life

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