HSE Approved? Not me!

I can't believe I'm STILL getting people asking me if I'm HSE approved. Not any more, and neither is anyone else! 
Here is a little letter that hopefully explains why there is no such thing as an HSE approved First Aid Instructor, and why we here at Beyond First Aid can fill you in on anything that's missing from your first aid puzzle.


Important Changes to First Aid Training

You may be aware that following a government review, some major changes took place in the First Aid industry, and the direct approval of first aid training providers by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was removed. This significant change came in to effect on October 1st 2013.

What did this mean for you?

The responsibility of ensuring the quality of first aid training has now moved to the employer, you. Guidance published by the HSE covers six pages of due diligence that you should undertake if you choose unregulated first aid training. This includes checks on the competency of trainers, internal quality assurers and more.

Now here’s the good news…

If your first aiders undertake qualifications accredited by an Ofqual or SQA recognised Awarding Organisation, the guidance is clear that you don’t have to undertake any of this lengthy due diligence process. In short, certificates for Regulated Qualifications will be accepted by the HSE inspector for the purposes of the first aid regulations. No due diligence evidence will be required.

We were a bit ahead of the game in addressing these changes, and Beyond First Aid became a registered centre with Qualsafe Awards AND The Association of First Aiders, both leading Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisations, 10 months before it became necessary. We have been delivering regulated qualifications since January 1st 2013 and have had positive feedback from our students.

We have now decided to show our customers how and why we can offer some of the best first aid training available. In the coming months we shall be adding some new information to our website. We shall share our own first aid qualifications, copies of our insurance policies and teaching qualifications. We’ll share our policies on Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, etc. We will include how we safeguard children and vulnerable adults, we will even show how we deal with malpractice and conflicts of interest.

Beyond First Aid Qualifications are not only accepted right now - you can be confident that they will meet your future legal requirements too.

So sit back and relax… your first aiders will be receiving the highest possible standard in first aid training, from a training company that you trust.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
What have our students had to say about us over the last 12 months
 “Amazing course Thank you for teaching us in an entertaining way. I will never forget what I have learnt during this”

 The course was straightforward, clear and well delivered, I learnt loads”

“Steve’s explanation of WHY we do CPR was excellent and thus my understanding was made easy”

 “All excellent, learnt a lot in a short time. Really enjoyed Steve’s teaching as he kept it fun and highly informative”

“Having been on first aid training in the past, I was dreading today. However, Steve kept it interesting, relevant and to the point”

 “Very engaging and interesting and extremely enjoyable. Plus we got free tea and coffee!!”

and my personal favourite...

Beyond First Aid has an excellent instructor in Steve, he knows his stuff and makes it possible for everyone to not only know what to do in an emergency, but to know why. Outstanding!  Thank You!


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