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First Aid Regulations. Glen Musgrove. Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd. Trainer. Safety Advisor. Technician. mohs.co.uk. Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd. Reasons for review. Periodic legislative review. Public areas. Changes at working practices. Technology.

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  1. First Aid Regulations Glen Musgrove Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd Trainer Safety Advisor Technician mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  2. Reasons for review Periodic legislative review Public areas Changes at working practices Technology Results of research Consultation mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  3. Current legal position Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (1990) Approved Code of Practice 1997 mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  4. Proposed New A.C.o.P. Include First Aid within Welfare / Management Regulations New legislation mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  5. Issues considered Public provision Level of provision Skill retention Training arrangements Medicines in the workplace mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  6. Public provision Presently Expected Often included in risk assessment Encouraged by HSE guidance Required by certain licenses for public places Required in Schools & Colleges mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  7. Public provision Issues to be considered Legislation complex Litigation Insurance expensive Provision difficult to assess Definition of “Public” problematic Cost increase mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  8. First Aid Training Currently Employer assessment First aider not required First aider required Appointed person Training recommended NOT mandatory First aider 24hr HSE approved training course Requalification 3yrs 12hr mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  9. First Aid Training Proposed Employer assessment First aider not required First aider required Appointed person no training required * Further assessment of need 6 Hr emergency aid annual 3 Hr refresher 16 - 18 Hr First aid at work course annual refresher * Training is suggested mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  10. First Aid Training Present course content Legal framework Use of first aid equipment Burns Role of a first aider Chemical contamination Personal hygiene Poisoning Act safely, promptly and effectively Eye injuries Unconsciousness Fractures and soft tissue injuries Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Transport Airway obstruction Illness Bleeding Records mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  11. First Aid Training Emergency aid 6hr Course content proposed • Role of the first aider • Recording incidents and actions; • Basic hygiene in first aid procedures; • Act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency; • Unconscious and/or in seizure • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation • Bleeding • Shock • Choking • Minor injuries. mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  12. First Aid Training Proposed course content First aid at work 18hr As 6hr course and in addition Fractures / Spinal injuries Soft tissue injuries Burns Eye injuries Poisoning / Anaphylaxis Major illness Hygiene Use of first aid equipment Maintenance of records mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  13. First aid re-qualification Annual re-qualification Courses should last at least 3 contact hours.* • Course content • Assess the situation in an emergency • Unconsciousness and / or in seizure; • CPR • Bleeding • Shock • The course should also include any updates to relevant first aid procedures. * 6 hours suggested mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  14. First Aid Training Additional training Cyanide Hydrofluoric acid Defibrillator Immobilization of fractures Transport Wound care Specific hazard mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  15. FAW Training Assessment Year 0 Emergency First Aid 6 hrs Valid for 12 mths First Aid at Work - 18 hrs 2 Certificates EFA Valid for 12 mths FAW Valid for 3 yrs Year 1 EFA Re-qualification 3hrs EFA Re-qualification 3hrs Year 2 EFA Re-qualification 3hrs EFA Re-qualification 3hrs Year 3 EFA Re-qualification 3hrs FAW Re-qualification 12 hrs mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  16. First Aid Training Standards At present HSE UK Resuscitation Council European Resuscitation Council Voluntary Aid Societies mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  17. First Aid Training Standards Proposed Option 1 No change Option 2 UK Resuscitation Council Voluntary Aid Societies Option 3 Include all agencies RC (UK) ERC RCN VAS Option 4 Entirely new (industry) standard mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  18. First Aid Training Approval Present arrangements FAW Regulation 3 “has undergone such training and has such qualifications as the Health and Safety Executive may approve…” Excludes other EU qualifications Diverse trainer qualification Approval by HSE through TASC mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  19. First Aid Training Approval Proposed 1) HSE via TASC 2) Industry standard & Approval 3) No approval system - course approved not provider mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  20. First Aid Training Proposal 1 1) HSE via TASC Maintain existing system Provider financed Understood by providers Often inspectors have understanding of industry mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  21. First Aid Training Proposal 2 2) Industry standard & Approval United Kingdom Accreditation Service to set standard Independent monitoring body Will allow recognition of EU training standards mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  22. First Aid Training Proposal 3 3) No approval system HSE guidance Employer responsible for adequate training Diverse standards recognized Proposed changes to training not required mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  23. First Aid Equipment Medicines Not recommended Litigation Beyond the scope of first aid Level of training insufficient mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  24. First Aid Equipment Regulation “An employer shall provide, or ensure that there are provided, such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first aid to be rendered to his employees if the are injured or become ill at work” ACoP “shall include at least one container supplied with a sufficient quantity of first aid materials suitable for the particular circumstances” mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  25. First Aid Equipment “HSE approved” Refers to ACoP Not necessarily appropriate for particular employer Not a definitive list May contain items other than those on the list if appropriate May be used to exclude appropriate materials mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  26. First Aid Equipment Proposals 1) No change 2) Retain present system but with more guidance 3) Amended ACoP with mandatory list mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  27. First Aid Summary New arrangements must ensure appropriate training is delivered HSE will consult providers if better guidance is required There will be nationally agreed qualifications for trainers and assessors Trainers and assessors will be held on a register mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd

  28. End of presentation Thank you for you attention Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd www.mohs.co.uk mohs.co.uk Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd