Legislation Update – First Aid Training
Following a review of First Aid Training Provision it was determined that the HSE’s current approval process goes beyond the minimum requirement laid out in EU legislation. Therefore it is expected that changes to the current edition of L74, ‘First Aid at Work’ (Approved Code of Practice and Guidance) are expected in October 2013.
As an interim the HSE have published three draft guidance documents.
The documents deal with assessing First Aid needs in the workplace, the second addresses selection of appropriate training providers, while the third presents a selection of example scenarios to help employers with the assessment of First Aid needs. Full details can be found here
As progress continues with this important change we will keep you informed. Remember the old regs still apply until the new ones are published.
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