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First aid at work amendments

Health & Safety

These Regulations have been amended this year and a summary of the amendments can be found below.  It continues to set out what you need to do to address first-aid provision in the workplace.

Providing guidance on:

  • managing the provision of first aid (first-aid kit, equipment, rooms etc)
  • requirements and training for first-aiders
  • requirements for appointed persons
  • making employees aware of first-aid arrangements
  • first aid and the self-employed
  • cases where first-aid regulations do not apply

The third edition has been reissued with minor amendments to:

  • further clarify the significance of the 2013 amendment to regulation 3(2), which ended HSE’s approval of first-aid training providers
  • update guidance on the use of automated external defibrillators, and blended learning in first-aid training
  • incorporate some additional amendments to take account of other previous legislative changes

The following link will allow you to download and print a copy for free

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