First Aid Qualifications and 2015 Resuscitation guidlines
Workplaces must ensure by law that they have the correct number of employees who have a qualification in first aid to satisfy the first aid needs of the workplace at all times. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that this provision is ‘adequate and appropriate in the circumstances’. The employer’s must take responsibility on deciding what the requirements of the workplace are by assessing any specific hazards in the workpalce and ensuring that equipment, facilities and personnel are available to deal with the consequences of these hazards.
The Health and Safety Executive recommends workplaces should consider things such as the type or nature of the work and any hazards and risks associated, the number of employees and the size of the buisness, work patterns and accident histories.
Qualifications in first aid are changing – the new requirements mean that tutors and assessors must relevant qualifications.
These updates, which came into effect from 1 October 2015, will see a number of updates implemented designed to improve the rigour of first-aid qualifications.
These changes include first aid trainers / companies must follow the following criteria:
. Tutors hold regulated teaching or training qualifications
. Assessors have a formal (regulated) assessing qualification
At WELearn we are fully compliant according to the above criteria and we also deliver the 2015 resuscitation guidelines.