The Health and Safety Executive has launched a consultation which proposes that it should no longer approve first aid training and qualifications. The consultation also reviews the existing First Aid Approved Code of Practice and associated guidance.

The proposals are in response to a recommendation in Professor Löfstedt’s 2011 report on health and safety, and relate to the regulation of first-aid at work.
The consultation closes on 3 December 2012.

The proposal can be viewed HERE and to submit a view, or for more information on the BCC’s regulatory policy, please contact Kamala Mackinnon