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.
The six-week consultation begins (25 March) and HSE is keen to hear the views of businesses and workers on new draft guidance material that will help them assess their needs when selecting an appropriate first aid training provider. The consultation document is available on the HSE website at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd251.htm
The current Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) text on first aid may also be removed and incorporated into the new guidance to provide simple, comprehensive information for all.
The changes are part of HSE's work to make it easier for businesses and other users to understand what they need to do to comply with health and safety law, while maintaining standards. They will be of interest to businesses of all sizes and from all sectors.