Due Diligence for First Aid

From the 1st October 2013 the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) no longer formally approved first aid training provision. This gives employers more flexibility when planning their training, but also means that you now have more responsibility when choosing your training provider.

As an employer, you have a responsibility to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure your employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

Workplace first aid qualifications and training providers must meet the needs of your organisation. As a result you have the additional responsibility to carry out due diligence on your first aid training and the provider you choose to deliver it.

Here at Simply First Aid we confirm that we are fully compliant with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 in respect of Due Diligence and have been approved to deliver regulated qualifications and are an Approved Training Centre.

Regulated qualifications are delivered by training centres recognised by a regulated ‘awarding organisation’ (AO). These AOs are regulated by the national qualification regulators (Ofqual, SQA or Qualification Wales) against standards for the design, delivery and award of qualifications. As part of the regulated standards, AOs must have dedicated quality assurance processes to approve and monitor their recognised training centres. Also, the qualifications regulators stipulate that AOs and their training centres must work in compliance with the Assessment Principles for First-Aid Qualifications.

Simply First Aid is a Qualsafe Awards Training Centre - no. 0904324. In addition to this, our instructors are also registered to deliver Highfield Qualifications.

We welcome any enquiry regarding our courses and will happily discuss with you the quality assurance processes in place to maintain the standard of training that we provide.

For more information on selecting a first aid training provider click here.