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.
- Consultation on proposals to revise the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 (as amended) Read the consultation and access the response form on the HSE website.
- The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 Approved Code of Practice and guidance (PDF format, 351K) View the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, ACoP and guidance on the HSE website.
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.
Health and safety XpertHR's employment law manual provides guidance on employers' health and safety duties.