19 July 2021 easing of COVID restrictions will still see us requesting course delegates to wear a face covering in our training centres unless they are medically exempt
19 July 2021 easing of COVID restrictions will still see us requesting course delegates to wear a face covering in our training centres unless they are medically exempt

Health and Safety Executive changes to First Aid at Work courses

The 1st of October 2013 saw the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) change Approved Code of Practice L74 titled ‘The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 Guidance on Regulations‘ by producing a third edition. This updated document removes the requirement for First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work course training providers to be accredited directly by the HSE. The new Guidance allows for four training options for First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work courses:

    1. Independent – unregulated training which is not verified by HSE or an Awarding Body, but based on HSE due diligence standards
    2. Industry Body – unregulated training which is not verified by HSE or an Awarding Body, but based on HSE due diligence standards
    3. Voluntary Aid Societies – unregulated training based on HSE standards
    4. Awarding Organisations – fully regulated training

To prevent increasing course costs for customers, MGM Training will be operating under option 1 for all courses as of 01 October 2013. While HSE consider this training to be unregulated, we will be strictly following their system in ‘General Information Sheet 3 (GEIS3) – Selecting a first aid training provider’ to show due-diligence. We already operate this system for our Twelve Hour Paediatric First Aid courses and other non-Awarding Body courses we offer. Having provided high quality courses for approximately ten years, we are confident in and able to continue providing the same high quality through this system. Checklist Table 1 in GEIS3 shows potential customers of the items required to look for in a training provider. To assist our customers, we have completed the table with comments of how we as a company comply with each of the points. Please click here to download the competed PDF table. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you require any further information regarding these changes.