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HSE Response to the Casella Review

Date: 8 Oct 2003

The HSE have responded to the Casella Review. This is essential reading for any organisation interested in the future of First Aid at Work.

In 2001, The HSE commissioned research into the effectiveness of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The report, produced by Casella Winton, was published on the 30 January 2003. The HSE have consequently published this review. They hope that publication of this Discussion Document will stimulate consideration and discussion of the issues raised. we have reproduced the contents of the document here. The full document in PDF format is available here.

A review and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981


Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - The Current Legislative Framework - What are the Issues?

  • Background
  • First aid for workers on offshore installations
  • Purpose and scope of the Regulations
  • Research project

Chapter 3 - Legislative Issues

  • The regulatory structure
  • Effectiveness of the Regulations and guidance
  • Implementation costs of the Regulations
  • Application of the Regulations to other than employees
  • Extending the provision of first aid to the public

Chapter 4 - First Aid Training

  • The Legal Requirements
  • First aid Arrangements
  • A New Training model
  • Course Content
  • Additional Training
  • Alternative Forms of Training
  • Options
  • Training Standards: Options

Chapter 5 - First aid Training Approvals Arrangements

  • The Legal Requirements
  • Qualification Standards for Trainers and Assessors
  • Options for a First aid Training Approvals System

Chapter 6 - First aid Equipment, Medications and Related Medical Issues

  • First aid Kits and Other First aid Materials
  • Options
  • Medicines in the Workplace