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HSE seek views on Health and Safety consultation   25/10/2012

HSE's consultation seeks views on the recommendation in Professor Lofstedt's report "Reclaiming health and safety for all: An independent review of health and safety legislation", relating to the regulation of first-aid at work. This includes removal of HSE approval of first aid training and qualifications, reviewing the existing Approved Code of Practice, and the content of future guidance. Consultation began on 22 October 2012 and ends on 3 December 2012.


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'A consultation was launched on 22 October on the proposed removal of the requirement for the Health and Safety Executive to approve first aid training and qualifications, a review of the Approved Code of Practice and the content of associated guidance. '

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HSE is consulting on the proposed removal of the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications and a review of the associated Approved Code of Practice and the content of revised guidance to support employers with the changes.  Specifically, HSE seeks views on what guidance would be useful to businesses when assessing what they need in terms of first aid provision for their particular circumstances; and in the selection of training providers.


This Consultation Document is intended to build upon the views sought in stakeholder consultation conducted by HSE on the proposed amendments earlier in the year. The amendments are in response to a recommendation in Professor Lofstedt's report "Reclaiming health and safety for all; An independent review of health and safety legislation", and relate to the regulation of first-aid at work.  HSE is particularly interested in the views of employers who need to deliver the requirements of these Regulations.


The consultation ends on 3 December. You can respond to the consultation using an online questionnaire available from the HSE website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd248.htm


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