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Current News and Updates in First Aid
First Aid at Work

The health and Safety Executive (HSE) site provides information on first-aid arrangements required in the workplace when people are injured or taken ill.
It will help employers, first-aiders and training organisations comply with health and safety law. Read more
In the event of injury or sudden illness, failure to provide first aid could result in a casualty's death. The employer should ensure that an employee who injured......Read more
Sep 17, 2012 ... Frequently Asked Questions in relation to first aid at work.Read more
Free leaflets offering advice on first aid at work. First-aid at work - your questions answered; Basic advice on first aid at work (revised).    Read more
Commercial divers in Great Britain must gain an HSE first aid qualification which is valid for three years. Read more
Managing public safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in forestry work. You need to provide control measures to protect members of the public.   Read more
Health and Safety Made Simple with the HSE.
17th June 2011

The HSE have developed a helpful website to help make managing health and safety easier for businesses across the UK. Read more
HSE introduces new arrangements for reporting injuries and incidents.
Monday 16 May 2011


Health and Safety Executive has confirmed from September 1, businesses will be able to notify fatal and major incidents and injuries by phone following changes to reporting arrangements. Read more.
Resuscitation Guidelines 2010
16th December 2010
The Resuscitation Council (UK) has recently introduced changes to adult basic life support to reflect the importance of chest compressions
First Aid at Work Assessment Tool
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have devised a tool to give guidance on how many first-aid personnel to appoint in your workplace. Read more
NHS target for A&E treatment 'risks patient safety'
Doctors say a key NHS target - to treat people visiting accident and emergency units within four hours - is compromising care and patient safety.
New Workplace First Aid regulations come into force on 1st October 2009
The new First Aid regulations come into force from  1st October 2009. It is the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that is responsible for reviewing and enforcing the regulations.
The noticeable differences are in the reduction of length of an initial First Aid at Work course (FAW) from four days to three days, a recommendation that a refresher course is attended annually (re-qualification remains as a two day course every 3 years) and the introduction of a new one day Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (EFAW).
Anyone holding a current valid First Aid at Work certificate is still covered by their existing training. They will just need to attend the new re-qualification course when their existing certificate is due for renewal.
Our own opinion is that the more training in first aid that is provided the better the person will be at reacting to the situation. Therefore we think it's better for most first aiders to have the full FAW qualification. The EFAW does have a place for training additional people to act in the case that the main first aider is not available.
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View the latest resources from the HSE, such as the Shattered Lives display cards or Work Related Stress video case study, designed for employers and employees.
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The number of employees claiming to have been sacked, mistreated or bullied for exposing corrupt practices at work has increased tenfold over the last decade.