This guidance is for employers. It will help you identify and select a competent training provider to deliver your first-aid training needs.
When your first-aid needs assessment indicates that trained first-aiders are required, the training should meet the required standard. First-aid training is available from a number of sources.
The 2013 amendment to regulation 3(2) of the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 removed the requirement for HSE to approve the training and qualifications of appointed first-aid personnel.
As HSE no longer approves first-aid training and qualifications, this guidance has been produced to help employers select first-aid training providers.