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First Aid – Essential lifesaving skill and a legal obligation for employers. What does it mean to your business?
How many first aiders are required by law?
There are no hard and fast rules on the exact numbers of trained first aiders. You have to create a needs assessment based on type of workplace, number of employees, size, location and work activity.
First Aid Calculator
Three Simple Steps To Understanding
Quick and easy to use the online calculator uses Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations to accurately calculate the cover you need in your workplace.
STEP 1 – Determine your workplace areas
STEP 2 – Identify your risks
STEP 3 – Produce your FREE report
The calculator is developed by Qualsafe Awards, one of the largest Awarding Organisations in the UK.
You can be sure of getting a trustworthy report ideal for demonstrating that you have completed your needs assessment in line with the current legislation.
Which training provider?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stopped approving First Aid training and qualifications back in 2013! This gives you the employer the freedom to chose a cost-effective supplier.
It’s the employers responsibility to perform due diligence to ensure the supplier is competent to deliver training. That’s why Common Sense Training are a Qualsafe Awards registered centre able to offer Ofqual regulated qualifications meaning you’re never compromising on quality when selecting us over more expensive national organisations.
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) enables first-aiders to give emergency first aid in their workplace, while First Aid at Work (FAW) also deals with a range of specific injuries and illnesses.
These are the only two courses where the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) continues to set the syllabus. The HSE requires that the EFAW involve at least six hours of training, over a minimum of one day and FAW involve at least 18 hours of training over a minimum of three days. Be wary of any training company offering courses for shorter durations.
All the above courses are Ofqual regulated qualifications that are included on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). For details of our full range of courses and dates for open public courses check out our parent website: https://commonsensetraining.co.uk.
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