HSE states First Aid Training to continue throughout the latest lockdown

 

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed that first aid training required to comply with health and safety or other legislation can continue to occur under relevant coronavirus restrictions in England.  All possible measures must be taken to ensure that both training activities and environment are COVID-secure for which First Response First Aid Ltd can confirm compliance.

Under current restrictions, some premises are closed to the public or are prohibited from carrying out their normal business. These premises can be considered for use as training venues, providing the conditions outlined above are adhered to.

All businesses and individuals should adhere to current regulations and follow relevant government guidance. 

HSE’s current guidance on first aid certificate extensions up to 31st March 2021 remains unaltered and unlikely to be extended further.

Source: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHSE/bulletins/2ba0cd4

Further information for Scotland and Wales.

First aid training in Scotland

The Scottish Government has informed HSE that first aid training can be permitted under the current coronavirus restrictions, given the following considerations:

  • The training is a required part of the work or operation of the business commissioning the training (e.g. is necessary for compliance with health and safety or other legislation)

  • Other requirements for businesses and individuals under the current restrictions are met.

  • All controls necessary are in place to comply with relevant regulations and guidance published by the Scottish Government. Any additional measures necessary to ensure the training activities and environment are COVID-secure are taken.

Under current restrictions, some premises are closed to the public or are prohibited from carrying out their normal business. These premises can be considered for use as training venues, providing the conditions outlined above are adhered to.

HSE’s current guidance on first aid certificate extensions covers all of GB and remains unaltered.
 

First aid training in Wales

The Welsh Government has informed HSE that first aid training can be permitted under the current coronavirus restrictions, given the following considerations: The training is a required part of the work or operation of the business commissioning the training (e.g. is necessary for compliance with health and safety or other legislation)

  • Other requirements for businesses and individuals under the current restrictions are met

  • All controls necessary are in place to comply with relevant regulations and guidance published by the Welsh Government, and any additional measures necessary to ensure the training activities and environment are COVID-secure are taken

Premises required to close for normal business under coronavirus restrictions may be considered for use as training venues, providing the conditions outlined above are adhered to. Authority to open premises for first aid training can be obtained from the relevant local authority or appropriate department of the Welsh Government.

HSE’s current guidance on first aid certificate extensions covers all of GB and remains unaltered.

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