Due Diligence – Ofqual Regulations
First Aid Instructor Selection
First Aid Instructor selection should be given the same due diligence that you use for other important business decisions.
What size are the groups – we specialise in small group teaching, up to 6 people
The big national trainers are not always the most suitable, independent providers offer greater flexibility with courses structured for specific requirements
Do your trainers provide Ofqual regulated training?
Check carefully the qualifications expected of trainers and assessors
How they are monitored and the quality assurance systems?
Are the courses held in appropriate venues and equipment in good condition?
Do your trainers have a current First Aid at Work Certificate?
Does the First Aid at Work and the Emergency First Aid at Work syllabus they offer meet Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines
Does the course meet the needs of your workplace according to its first aid needs assessment?
Do you worry about being sued if things go wrong?
Do the certificates issued comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and have full details of the Awarding Authority?
For the full Health and Safety Executive document on Selecting a first-aid training provider so to www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.htm
For more information on trainer selection contact us