Change in First Aid Regulations, Guidance published

Change in First Aid Regulations, Guidance published

From 1 October the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 will be amended, to remove the requirement for the HSE to approve First Aid training and qualifications.

Following recommendations from an independent report, it became clear that the current requirement for HSE approval went beyond the minimum requirement laid out with EU legislation.

The HSE stated "From October the HSE will no longer approve First Aid training and qualifications. The guidance documents clarify what the law requires and provide practical help to businesses in assessing and understanding their First Aid needs"

For further information a copy of L74 can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l74.htm and a copy of GSIS3 can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.htm


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