There is a legal requirement under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 for businesses to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, personnel to provide assistance to injured or ill colleagues, and trained first aiders based on their own needs assessment.

The regulations will be amended with effect from 1st October 2013 to remove the requirement for the HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications.

This means that when selecting your training provider for first aid, you have responsibility for ensuring that they are suitably qualified and competent and that the first aid practices being taught are correct and up-to-date.

Food Alert offers the Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health:

We have an online Introduction to First Aid course – view the demo below:

For further details of First Aid training courses available from Food Alert, please contact our Training Manager, Judy Slowley, at




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