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First Aid Changes Come in to force. HSE

Source: HSE, http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/hse-legislation-changes.htm?eban=govdel-press-release&cr=01-Oct-2013

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 have been amended to remove the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications.

The change is part of HSE’s work to reduce the burden on businesses and put common sense back in to health and safety, while maintaining standards. The new approach applies to businesses of all sizes and from all sectors.

Information, including the regulations and guidance for employers is available on the HSE website at http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/