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Choosing a First Aid Training Provider

As of 1 October 2013, the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 were amended, removing the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications. This means that businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace.

An employer will still need to make an assessment of their first-aid needs to establish what provision for first aid is required. This will depend upon the workplace, taking into account, among other things, the number of employees, size, location and work activity.

All training providers will need to be able to demonstrate how they satisfy the criteria set by HSE. Clarity in this area will be beneficial to both employers and first aid training providers. However, the Health and Safety at Work Act clearly places a duty on the employer to select a competent training provider.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is not required to approve first aid training and qualifications, but it does provide a due diligence checklist to help you choose a reputable training provider. We have completed the relevant details to reassure you that our training meets the requirements.

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“Louise acted in a positive and enthusiastic manner throughout the day, ensuring the candidates stayed motivated and interested. She interacted well with the candidates, involving them at all times and related practices to their own working situation. Louise is obviously a very knowledgeable presenter who was able to communicate this effectively throughout the course. This was an excellent course presented by a thoroughly competent professional.”

REHIS Training Adviser
 

Our Courses


DG Training offer a wide range of courses to meet legislative requirements in Scottish Licensing, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, Childcare and Health and Social Care.

Highly experienced in the customer service and hospitality industries, our trainers are aware of the high standards expected by today’s customers and how properly trained staff can help businesses achieve these expectations. We offer practical courses in Customer Service and Hospitality Service Skills, all of which can be tailored to suit the specific needs of the company or individual. We also deliver Train the Trainer courses giving you the necessary skills to deliver effective, in-house training to your staff.

DG Training also have certificated online courses in Health and Safety, Food Safety, Childcare, Health and Social Care and Business Skills. These courses enable you to carry out the learning in your own time and at your own pace.

Many of our courses can be fully-funded using ITA Funding.

 

Book a Course


All our online courses and many of our classroom-based courses are available to book online.

Resources


To help you meet the requirements of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and The Licensing (Training of Staff) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, we have resources available for you to purchase or download.

Training Packages


Offering better value for money, our training packages have been carefully selected to meet the needs of our customers.

ITA funding can only be used for one funding opportunity per year. To maximise this opportunity, all our training packages can be fully-funded.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of a bespoke training package please contact us.

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