Work place first aid regulation changes
The changes to first aid regulations that came into
force 1 October 2013 remove the requirement for the Health and
Safety Executive (HSE) to approve first aid training providers.
The removal of HSE approval process gives businesses greater
flexibility to choose their own training providers
and first aid training that is right for their workplace, based on
their needs assessment and their individual business needs.
The workplace first aid regulations in Northern Ireland are
different to those in England, Wales and Scotland. You need to
ensure that you use an HSENI approved training provider for your
workplace first aid courses.
What does this mean for employers?
The new law came into effect from 1 October 2013.
What does this mean for our
St John Ambulance delivers top
quality workplace first aid training with the most up to date
clinical practice. So the bottom line is, if you're working with us
to train your first aiders, you can be sure that you're getting the
right training to meet your legal obligations, both before the
changes and now the regulations have been implemented.
What can you do to stay on top of the regulation changes and
your first aid provision?
We're here to cut through the complexities and make sure you
have everything you need to stay on top of your workplace first aid
requirements. There are several ways to make sure you know
everything you need to: