My last first aid certificate was approved by the HSE, do the HSE still approve first aid courses?
No, since 1st October 2013 the HSE no longer approves training and qualifications for the purpose of
first aid at work. Training organisations who were formerly ‘Approved’ by the HSE can no longer claim to be HSE Approved or use their HSE Approval number.
Therefore the employer will need to undertake varying levels of due diligence into how they select a first aid training provider. All first aid training providers will need to be able – and should be prepared to demonstrate how they satisfy certain criteria set by HSE, which include:
- Qualifications expected of trainers and assessors
- Monitoring and quality assurance systems
- Teaching and standards of first – aid practice
- Syllabus content
We satisfy every element the HSE require and meet the employer’s statutory legal obligation