You may or may not be aware of the new regulation changes within the first aid industry from 1st October 2013. We would like to reassure you that because of our association with Nuco Training Limited and First Aid Awards, Aim High Training and Development meets all of the competencies needed to deliver the new accredited first aid courses. If you need clarification of our association with these companies please contact Jason Best and he will answer any questions you have.
The new guidance
The HSE has just published new guidance ahead of the regulation changes, which will now definitely take place on the 1st October. The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 will be amended to remove the requirement for the HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications. HSE has made these changes to make it easier for businesses and other users to understand how to comply with Health and Safety Law, whilst maintaining standards. They apply to business of all sizes from all industry sectors.
HSE have also produced guidance on the selection of first aid training providers to assist employers in satisfying themselves that they have made an appropriate choice of a competent first aid training provider. They have amended the guidance after listening to the views of businesses, organisations representing both employees and employers and the first aid training industry.
If you would like copies of our qualifications to satisfy your choice of competent first aid training provider, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have any questions at all regarding these changes, again please do not hesitate to contact us.
Bonnie and Aimie – Directors, Aim High Training and Development