First Aid – in the workplace
The Health & Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and must also now cover your customers or guests.
As of October 2013 all HSE course changed to SQA and OfQual qualifications. We are registered to teach all of the new courses, in their new formats within Scotland, England, Northern Ireland & Wales. These new First Aid qualifications are still valid for 3 years from date of passing the course.
First Aid – in a childcare environment
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) was introduced in September 2008 and requires at least 1 person with a Paediatric First Aid qualification to be on site at all times when children are present. As from September 2016 there will be a requirement within for early year’s settings who care for 0 to 5 year olds to have all Staff to have completed a specific course in Paediatric First Aid.
Mental Health First Aid – in the workplace
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 makes it clear that all employers have a legal Duty of Care for all their employees. The Act covers both physical and mental health. It is recommended that there is one Mental Health First Aider for every ten employees.