HSE launches consultation on first-aid changes for employers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a consultation on proposals to remove the requirement for the HSE to approve employers' first-aid training and qualifications. 

It is also consulting on proposals to review the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) and associated guidance relating to this issue, and seeks views on the principles on which the revised guidance should be based and what guidance would help employers. In particular, the HSE is seeking views on what guidance would be useful to businesses when assessing what they need in terms of first-aid provision for their particular circumstances, and in the selection of training providers. 

The consultation closes on 3 December 2012. 


First-aid policy and procedure Use this model policy from XpertHR's policies and documents section to set out your organisation's rules on the provision of first-aid. 

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