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First Aid Training ….. changes are coming….. watch this space!

Limited time to spend away from work?

HSE have now approved blended learning to be part of First Aid courses. 

This is exciting news for all who struggle to get time off, or to be able to free staff up, to attend vital first aid training courses.

computer screenBlended Learning coming with Akesis Medical Services

Do your theory on line

Advice to Employers on the use of Blended Learning in First Aid Training 

Blended learning is an accepted means by which workplace first aid training can be delivered.  It is important that Employers conduct the necessary additional checks (due diligence) to decide if staff should be trained in first aid using this method (a combination of electronic distance based and face to face classroom based instruction).  This means you should make sure:

  • you are satisfied that where first aid training comprises of blended learning, it is as effective as exclusively face to face learning;
  • the individual being trained knows how to use the technology that delivers the training;
  • the training provider has an adequate means of supporting the individual during their training;
  • the training provider has a robust system in place to prevent identity fraud; and,
  • sufficient time is allocated to classroom based learning and assessment of the practical elements of the syllabus.

Employers should also ensure they are complying with Regulation 13 of the Health and Safety Management Regulations 1999, which has a requirement  to ensure adequate time is set aside during the working day to undertake any first aid training employees receive.  HSE Guidance document GEIS3 will be updated to reflect this change.

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 Once on line learning is completed follow up with classroom based

Hands on practical training.




On successful completion of both theory and practical sessions you will receive your certificate.

Reduced time spent away from home or work!


More information to come soon ….. watch this space!

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