On 1st October 2013 changes were made to the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. These changes mean that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) no longer approves first aid training and qualifications or first aid training providers. The responsibility for due governance of the quality standards of First Aid Training Providers lies with you, the employer.

As an employer you need to be assured your chosen training provider is working to the following standards:

  • Delivering training with the appropriate content (HSE Guidance for Employers)
  • Using suitable trainers and assessors (appropriately experience and qualified)
  • Has in place and is making effective use of relevant and robust Quality Assurance Systems
  • Is prepared to demonstrate to you how they satisfy these standards.

Focus Training and Learning is an approved and regulated Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) First Aid Training Provider. As such we are subject to annual External Verification visits where the above standards, and more, are monitored by SQA. By using Focus Training and Learning you can be confident that all First Aid Training and Quality Standards are being fully implemented.