Accreditation, registration and compliance…. What’s it all about?

Until a few years ago checking the credentials of a first aid training organisation was easy.  All that was needed was to check they were registered with the HSE, or with an HSE approved centre….easy, but limiting for training providers and the courses they could offer.  On the 1st October 2013 things changed.  The HSE no longer approves training providers, although they do still demand certain criteria are met if first aid provision is to meet legal requirements for a workplace, namely to ensure a required standard.