Consultation on Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

Close date: 3 May 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consults on: revised guidance to assist employers in making arrangements for first aid training; a supplementary information sheet for employers looking for a first aid training provider; and case studies to help employers to assess their first aid needs. The consultation follows the recommendation made by Professor Löfstedt in his review of health and safety legislation to remove the requirement for the HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications. The intention is for the legislative changes to take effect on 6 October 2013.
Consultation document: A consultation on proposed new guidance on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 (PDF format, 329K) (on the HSE website)