Draft guidance unveiled on first aid changes
Posted: February 26, 2013
Posted in: Workplace Injuries
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new draft guidance to help employers get to grips with proposed changes to workplace first aid.
Two pieces of guidance have been published on the HSE website following a consultation on proposals to amend the First Aid Regulations (1981) and remove the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training providers.
The changes are expected to take effect on 1st October, subject to final approval by the HSE Board and Ministers.
Until the regulations are changed, businesses requiring first aid training will still have to use an HSE approved provider.
Employers will still have to ensure that they have adequate first aid provision, based on an assessment of their individual business needs.
HSE will retain a role in setting standards by controlling the syllabus content for the basic first aid at work qualifications.
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