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.
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Covid 19 update 13 October 2020
13th October 2020
The HSE have clarified the advice given in September on the extension of First Aid at Work (FAW) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates. (see link below) https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/first-aid-and-medicals/first-aid-certificate-coronavirus...
Covid 19 update 24 September 2020
24th September 2020
The HSE have produced revised guidance on the extension of First Aid at Work (FAW) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates. (see link below) https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/first-aid-and-medicals/first-aid-certificate-coronavirus...
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