Your due diligence information pack for First Aid provision
( Available upon request)
As you may be aware the HSE’s responsibility to regulate First Aid training in the UK ends on 31st September 2013. As of 1st October 2013 it is the responsibility of the employer to find a suitable and competent provider of First Aid training which meets the standards set out under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
It is also the employers responsibility to ensure that First Aiders remain competent with the skills they have learnt.
As an employer you will have a number of choices, you could use:
- Voluntary Aid Societies (St John Ambulance, Red Cross and St Andrew’s First Aid)
- Providers who offer:
- Regulated Qualifications
- Operate under voluntary accreditation schemes
- Operate completely independently of any scheme
Your responsibility is to ensure due diligence in your selection.
The Training Co has put this document together to help with your selection and although can-not vouch for the standards of others, it details and proves that by selecting The Training Co you have met your responsibilities under the Law.
The Training Co regulated qualifications
Prior to deregulation The Training Co was a registered First Aid provider with the HSE. We are now registered with the following Awarding Bodies to deliver Regulated qualifications:
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
The Association Of First Aiders
The HSE’s guidance on how to select a training provider includes the following checks:
The following is a detailed matrix which can be used to support your due diligence for selection – ‘Checks’ have been re-produced, word for word from the HSE’s guidance ‘Selecting a first-aid training provider: A guide for employers’:
Quality Assurance – Example
The following is a detailed matrix, which has been devised from the HSE’s ‘Selecting a first-aid training provider: A guide to employers’ and details The Training Co’s quality assurance procedures:
Copies of all the above certificates are available upon request
Desig – Designated person responsible for qualify assurance
Train – Trainer
Assess – Assessor
Our Quality Assurance system also includes: