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Category: First aid at work

L123 – Health care and first aid on offshore installations and pipeline works: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition)

Monday, April 11, 2016

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. The ACOP covers the provision of adequate first aid and basic health care for all personnel, including visitors, who are injured or become ill while on offshore installations.

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MS38 – Offshore first-aid qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

Monday, April 11, 2016

This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore first-aid (OFA) courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of OFA training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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MS39 – Offshore medic qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

Monday, April 11, 2016

This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore medic courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of offshore medic training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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First aid at work – training provision survey

Friday, November 13, 2015

The requirement for HSE to approve first aid training providers and qualifications was removed in October 2013. To help review the impact of this policy on business we are asking employers to answer a short online survey that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The information provided will be completely anonymous.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest issue available online

Friday, February 7, 2014

Subscribe today and receive free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published. This edition: major injuries hit an all-time low, the ABC of health and safety, plus ACOPs – updated and simplified.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Changes to first aid regulations come into effect

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations.

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First aid guidance published ahead of regulation changes

Monday, September 2, 2013

A month ahead of changes to first aid regulations, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance to help businesses put in place appropriate arrangements for the provision of first aid.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Public consultation – First aid at work

Monday, April 29, 2013

Have your say on draft first aid guidance – ends 3 May 2013.

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Views sought on draft first aid guidance

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on the content of revised guidance to help businesses put in place appropriate arrangements for the provision of first aid.

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First aid training – draft guidance

Monday, February 25, 2013

Simple, practical guidance to help businesses select competent first aid training providers. A draft has been published to enable businesses to familiarise themselves with the changes (that will come into force on 1 October 2013 subject to parliamentary and Secretary of State approval) and to ensure they understand how to comply.

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Draft guidance unveiled on workplace first aid changes

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new draft guidance to help employers get to grips with proposed changes to workplace first aid. Two pieces of guidance have been published on the HSE website following a consultation on proposals to amend the First Aid Regulations (1981) and remove the requirement for HSE to approve […]

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Last chance to have your say – approval of first aid training providers

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Public consultation proposes removal of HSE’s approval of first aid training providers. Have your say by 3 December

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Changes to approval of first aid training providers

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Public consultation proposes removal of HSE’s approval of first aid training providers. Have your say by 3 December.

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Update on HSE Approval of First aid Training

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Employers need to be aware that from 1 January 2013 Awarding Organisations regulated by Ofqual, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the Welsh Government Department for Education and Skills (DfES Wales) will be permitted to award a qualification in First Aid at Work (FAW) which will be accepted by HSE for the purposes of compliance […]

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Consultation opens on first aid changes

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Plans to remove the requirement for first aid training providers to be approved by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have gone out to consultation.

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First aid at work – public consultation

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Proposals to remove HSE’s approval of first aid training providers – have your say by 3 December.

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Proposed changes to HSE approval of training providers and qualifications for first aid following the Löfstedt Review

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

As part of the Government’s plans to reform Britain’s health and safety system, the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) Minister for Employment, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, commissioned an independent review of health and safety legislation. Proposed changes to HSE approval of training providers and qualifications for first aid following the Löfstedt Review.

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