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First aid training

HSE, Health and Safety First Aid, VTCT, Qualsafe

First Aid Training

As from the 1st October 2013 the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 removed the requirement for HSE to approve the training and qualifications of appointed first-aid personnel. If you see that a training provider is stating that the course is HSA accredited it’s not as the HSA don’t accredited first Aid training

What does this mean to you?

As an employer, you have a number of options available to you when selecting a first aid training provider. HSE does not advocate, promote or support any particular option. You should select the most suitable option for your requirements. First-aid training is available from a wide range of providers who choose to offer:

– Regulated qualifications by Qualsafe and VTCT

– Operate under voluntary accreditation schemes

Now here is the good news…

Due to the quality assurance systems we have in place, Brighton Holistics is able to operate independently and certificate our own First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work courses. This means you don’t have to pay an additional per-person price for certificates like you would if it was a “regulated qualification”. Our systems and procedures are compliant with the Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications. These assessment principles have been produced by Awarding Organisations in cooperation with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Skills for Health and Qualification regulators.

If you would prefer “regulated qualifications” i.e. certification provided by the Qualsafe and VTCT. Brighton Holistics is also able to provide these courses as we are an approved training centre with many of the awarding organisations.

This means that Brighton Holistics is able to provide customers with these options, as we are:

– Offering regulated qualifications 

– Providing courses assessed via the Qualsafe and VTCT

So sit back and relax, whatever route you choose we have it covered. If you require any further information, or wish to simply discuss how the changes may affect your business, please feel free to contact us.