23 JUL 2015
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’.
First Aid at Work 2013
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.
out more about what you need to do to comply contact Pam Loch or Bruce Jenner
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
them on 01892 574960.
Loch is the Managing Director of niche employment law practice, Loch Employment Law, HR Advise Me Limited and Loch Training.