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The latest in First Aid and Health & Safety news

Here you will find all the relevant changes to First Aid practice, regulations and matters that may affect you or your business. First Aid protocols are notorious for the frequency they change. it seems sometimes that just as you and your first aiders get used to one way of performing CPR, then something has changed!

This section will endeavour to keep you up to date with recent changes and also possible future changes not only in First Aid practice but also HSE regulations.

Keep this page bookmarked for the latest in First Aid news!

 

Covid-19 First Aiders update

6th August 2020

Here is a useful guide for First Aiders in the workplace when dealing with a casualty: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-interim-guidance-for-first-responders/interim-guidance-for-first-responders-and-others-in-close-contact-with-symptomatic-people-with-potential-2019-ncov  


Covid-19 and Paediatric First Aid Certificates

6th August 2020

The Department for Education has decided to further extend the validity of Paediatric First Aid certificates that expired on or after 16th March 2020 until  the 25th November 2020 The relevant Gov.uk link is:- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2/early-years-foundation-stage-coronavirus-disapplications#early-years-foundation-stage-section-3  


Covid-19 Update 4 June 2020

4th June 2020

Here is the latest advice from the First Aid Quality Partnership: Delivering first aid training during the CoVid19 breakout – advice to employers In addition to the requirements laid down by the HSE in ‘Selecting a first-aid training provider A guide for employers’ – GEIS3, we as the industry leaders in workplace first aid training recommend that employers consider the following aspects as part of their due diligence when choosing a first aid training provider during the CoVid19 outbreak...


First aid cover and qualifications during coronavirus (COVID-19)

3rd April 2020

Here is the latest virus news from the HSE dated 1st April 2020   From https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/first-aid-certificate-coronavirus.htm If first aid cover for your business is reduced because of coronavirus or you can’t get the first aid training you need, there are some things you can do so that you still comply with the law...