Author: David Combes
Published: July 24, 2009
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From 1 October 2009 there will be new training courses for First Aid provision by employers.
At the moment there are just two ‘approved’ courses, the initial First Aid at work course (24 hours) and the refresher course (12 hours) required each three years.
From 1 October 2009 there will be three ‘approved’ courses, the First Aid at work course (reduced to (18 hours minimum), a re-qualification course (12 hours minimum) and a new Emergency First Aid at Work Course (6 hours minimum).
The new Emergency First Aid at Work course will be similar to the present Appointed person course. However, in future such training will lead to a recognised first aider status under the regulations