The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on the proposed removal of the requirement for it to approve first aid training and qualifications. It also plans to review the content of the associated Approved Code of Practice to support employers with these changes.
The review is aimed at making it easier for businesses and other users to understand what they can do to comply with health and safety law, following recommendations made in Professor Ragnar Löfstedt's independent review of health and safety legislation.
The HSE wants to hear employers' views on what guidance would be useful to them in assessing what first aid provision they need for their particular circumstances, and in selecting training providers.
More information on the consultation can be found at XpertHR.