Statement By HSE 10 Dec 21

HSE approval of first aid providers or qualifications

Since an amendment to the Regulations in 2013, HSE does not have the responsibility or authority to approve first aid training providers or qualifications, with the exception of those operating in the offshore industry.

Providers should not therefore use language on literature or websites that could be perceived as their products having HSE approval, such as ‘HSE approved’, ‘HSE endorsed’ or ‘HSE recognised’.

Training providers should take immediate steps to remove any such statements.