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Accreditation Changes

Accreditation Changes

Update on Changes to First Aid at Work Regulations and Accreditation.

Read about the different supplier accreditation routes and how they affect your choices.

For the past 30 years the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been the accrediting body for all first aid training providers. A training organisation would need to meet certain criteria surrounding quality assurance in order to maintain this accreditation. However, this approval by HSE was brought to an end in October 2013.

The proposal put forward by HSE is that

the HSE will continue to regulate the role of the first aider in the workplace but will not award accreditations to first aid training providers. Instead they will aim to produce guidance to help steer buyers towards an experienced, reputable provider.

At Norvic we are looking at the best ways to reassure our customers of our adherence to our quality control procedures, the continued professional development of our trainers and our dedication to providing training of the highest standard.

We have undertaken accreditation with Qualsafe Awards who are an Awarding Body accredited to Ofqual.

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HSE are advising employers looking to purchase first aid training to select a supplier meeting this accreditation. We have already started to deliver these QA qualifications - Read delegate feedback from courses so far.

We will also continue to hold accreditations with CIEH and JAUPT.

If you have any questions relating to these changes or would like details on our quality management system please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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