Selecting a first-aid training provider

A guide for employers

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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.

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Updated: 2021-03-10