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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 update 24 February 2021 Rescue Breaths

24th February 2021

Temporary omission of rescue breaths from training during current period of high transmission rates The Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) has stated that they are supportive of training providers who may wish to omit practical teaching and assessment of rescue breaths in first aid training while coronavirus transmission rates are very high...

Covid 19 update 14 January 2021

14th January 2021

First aid during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic   This page covers first aid requirements in non-healthcare settings during the pandemic, as well as first aid cover and qualifications at this time. First aid in non-healthcare settings First aid cover and qualifications First aid in non-healthcare settings This guidance will help employers ensure first aiders are confident that they can help someone injured or ill at work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

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)

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)