Proposed guidance on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 (as amended)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking views on proposed guidance on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 (as amended).

It consulted in late 2012 on proposals to amend the 1981 Regulations. This was in response to Professor Ragnor Löfstedt’s recommendation (in his review of health and safety legislation, Reclaiming Health and Safety For All) to remove the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications. This consultation seeks views on the content of revised guidance to help duty holders decide on appropriate arrangements for the provision of first aid at their business.

Subject to parliamentary approval, the intention is for the legislative amendments giving effect to this change to be commenced 6 October 2013.

DO you have trained members of staff competent to carry out first aid duties?

Contact Walker Health & Safety Serviced for advice.

0845 834 0400

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