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Changes to the HSE approval system

— Posted by gabby on Dec 5th, 2013

There have been significant changes since October 1st 2013 to the way in which the HSE regulate First Aid at Work Training; in that the ‘approval system’ is no longer in force.

The responsibility for checking the suitability and credibility of the training provider has been passed to the employer.  The employer now has more choices of training provider and increased responsibility to ensure the standards and quality of training provider suitably meet their work place needs.

Employers are continued by law to provide adequate and appropriate levels of first aid provision in their work place to respond to both illness and injury.

Guidance from the HSE is offered in these two documents on there website;

Update you knowledge and awareness of First Aid at Work Regulations by reading:

To gain guidance on ‘checking’ the credibility of trainers and courses please read:

Alternatively contact ABC-Resus Training consultancy service to complete a training needs analysis for you. Email for more information.



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