SJA at the Safety and Health Expo

Students at a seminar/training session

As the Health and Safety Executive prepares to change the first aid at work regulations – for the first time in 25 years – do you know how it will affect you and what your company will need to do to comply?

St John Ambulance experts are available at The Safety and Health Expo at the Birmingham NEC (11-14 May) to help you deal with your responsibilities in this area.

The nation’s leading first aid and health and safety organisation has close contact with the HSE and is at the forefront of communicating these changes to make sure companies get the right information at the right time. The changes won’t be fully published or come into effect until 1 October, but St John Ambulance is encouraging businesses to plan now, review their risk assessment and use their impartial advice to guide them through the process.

Jon Cunningham, Commercial Director at St John Ambulance, said: ‘From 1 October, businesses will be expected to have made appropriate provision for the new first aid at work regulations. We know this can be daunting which is why we’ve got experts available now and throughout the change period to give clear, concise advice about how companies can comply with these new regulations. We want to take the worry out of the process and make the transition to the new regulations as smooth and straightforward as possible.’

Expert advice can be found at the St John Ambulance stand during the show or by calling 08700 10 49 50. For those who can’t attend the show the organisation is encouraging you to sign up for updates by e-newsletter for the latest information on HSE regulations and much more.

If you've used your first aid skills at work then St John Ambulance would love to hear from you.