First Aid Regulations – 3rd Amendment 2013
As of 1 October 2013, the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 have been amended (3rd Edition), removing the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications (regulation 3(2)). All in all this small change means that businesses now have more flexibility in who you engage to conduct training sessions on your behalf and how you manage the provision of first aid in the workplace.
An employer will still need to make an assessment of their first-aid requirements to establish what provision for first aid is required. This will depend upon the workplace, taking into account, the number of employees, size, location and work activity (plus other factors).
HSE have published the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (3rd Edition) which can be downloaded from here.
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