The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.
When choosing a first aid provider it is expected by HSE that a due diligence check be carried out by the employer to ensure that the training provider is competent and meets the required standards *. However, by using A2E First Aid Training there is no need to carry out a due diligence check as A2E First Aid Training is approved by the Awarding Organisation ITC First, offering regulated qualifications. See paragraphs 11 & 12 of HSE document GIS3
Statutory Qualifications for HSE Regulatory Workplace Compliance
- FAW First Aid at Work (3 days, 18 hours)
- FAWR First Aid at Work Requalification (2 days, 12 hours)
- EFAW Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day, 6 hours)
- BSR Basic Skills Refresher (3 hours)
All the courses above are suitable for most workplace sectors. The particular course chosen depends upon a risk assessment of your first aid needs.The HSE provides a First Aid Risk Assessment Tool to help you decide your needs: www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/assessmenttool.htm
Interactive hands-on practical training, 1 CPR training manikin per 2 candidates, Easy to follow individual course manual, ITC certificate valid for 3 years.
All courses include defibrillator awareness.
Group bookings – Please contact us for a quote.
NB If a non- regulated course is required with certification from A2E First Aid Training, prices can be lower – ask us for information.
For help in deciding which first aid course you need for your business please phone for a free, no obligation chat or look at: www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg214.pdf
* With the withdrawal of HSE from regulating first aid providers there is no longer such a thing as an ‘HSE approved provider’. Instead the onus is now on the employer to carry out a due diligence check to ensure that the training provider is competent and meets the required standards. A checklist is provided.However, Regulations state there is no need for employers to perform due diligence checks on centres recognised by Awarding Organisations offering regulated courses as they follow strict quality control and verification procedures. Thus there is no need to carry out a due diligence check on ITC Centres delivering ITC qualifications. See paragraphs 11& 12 of HSE document GIS3. The awarding organisation for first aid training provided by A2E First Aid Training is ITC First. ITC First is regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA (Scotland) and the Welsh Assembly.