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HOW OFTEN IS FIRST AID REFRESHER TRAINING REQUIRED?

We’re often reminded of the importance of learning First Aid Training but HOW OFTEN IS FIRST AID REFRESHER TRAINING REQUIRED? What’s often overlooked is the ongoing training required to ensure first aiders retain the basic skills, as well as remaining informed of any changes to first-aid procedures.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ‘strongly recommends’ that first aiders undertake annual refresher training, over half a day, during any three-year certification period. This isn’t mandatory.

There is, however, a three-year expiry date on first aid at work training courses or an emergency first aid at work training course, from the date of issue.

Three day first aid at work certificates can be renewed by taking a two-day refresher course, provided this is undertaken within 28 days of the certificate expiry date.

As mentioned in our previous article, there is no fixed number of first aiders in all workplaces; that depends on the results of your first aid needs assessment. However, HSE will not recognise a first-aider in a workplace if they have not refreshed their training for over three years.

You can view our range of First Aid Training courses helping (HOW OFTEN IS FIRST AID REFRESHER TRAINING REQUIRED?) here. You can also visit our Homepage for more information.