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23 JUL 2015

Wellness & First Aid

Pam Loch

Managing Partner


Wellness & First Aid
‘As of 1 October 2013, the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 have been amended, removing the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications. This means that businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace’.

HSE First Aid at Work 2013 .

Generally small businesses are under the impression that it is a legal requirement to have an HSE approved first aider in the work place. As of 1 October 2013 this requirement has changed but many businesses are unaware of this.

It has now become the employer’s sole responsibility to establish how to provide the appropriate level of first aid response within their organization, what training should be done and how many designated ‘first aiders’ are required. HSE says this can be determined based on the size, location, work activity and number of employees in your workplace.

To find out more about what you need to do to comply contact Pam Loch or Bruce Jenner at info@lochtraining.co.uk or call them on 01892 574960.

Pam Loch is the Managing Director of niche employment law practice, Loch Employment LawHR Advise Me Limited and Loch Training.
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