Identifying if a Training Provider is HSE Approved

This is the advice from the HSE when checking if a First Aid at Work training provider is approved by HSE but the company is not listed on the HSE website.  Then they may be working as a third party of an existing HSE approved provider.  In these situations ask for the name of the approved provider they are working on behalf of and the HSE approval number certificates are issued in the name of.  You will also need to verify with the approved training provider that this company can deliver training on their behalf.  If this information cannot be provided then the company is not able to deliver workplace first aid training that has been approved by HSE.

Safety 1st First Aid at Work HSE  Approval No 48/04




Should we have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on site?

There is no mandatory requirement for you to have a defibrillator in your workplace. However, in cases of sudden cardiac arrest, early defibrillation in conjunction
with CPR offers the best chances of survival so you may wish to consider providing a defibrillator for your staff. If you do provide a defibrillator, only staff with the appropriate training should use it. More to follow. To book a course

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Resuscitation Council New Guidelines?

The European Resuscitation Council and the Resuscitation Council (UK) jointly published the new Resuscitation Guidelines 2010.

Here is a summary of the changes:

  • When obtaining help, ask for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) if one is available.
  • Compress the chest to a depth of 5–6cm and at a rate of 100–120 per minute.
  • Give each breath over 1 second rather than 2 seconds.
  • Do not stop to check the casualty or discontinue CPR unless the casualty starts to show signs of regaining consciousness, such as coughing, opening his eyes, speaking or moving purposefully and starts to breathe normally.
  • Teach CPR to laypeople with an emphasis on chest compression, but include ventilation as the standard, particularly for those with a duty of care.