The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB), the Trade Body available to all First Aid Training Organisations is proud to announce that it can assist you in maintaining your demonstration of high quality.

 Why is FAIB needed?

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have announced that with effect from 1st October 2013, they will no longer be responsible for the monitoring and approvals of the First aid at Work (FAW) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualifications.

1st October 2013, subject to the results of a consultation process that ended in December 2012, the responsibility to ensure the compliance of Quality Assurance when selecting a suitable Training Organisation to deliver training in First Aid is that of the Employer.

This has come about as a result of the Professor Lofstedt review into the role of the HSE which was fully accepted by the Government and is now Government Policy.

Professor Lofstedt has said “The future shape of the first aid training sector going forward is a matter for the industry to determine. I understand that feedback to HSE shows that many employers will simply seek to find in built assurance similar to that they gained from HSE Approval in whatever guise it is or becomes available”.

“This assurance may be found in a Trade Body approval and monitoring scheme, or from a nationally approved and accredited qualification delivered by an Ofqual Awarding Organisation”.

“Some training providers may choose to attach themselves to one approval system or another, whilst others may choose to continue as a standalone unit relying on their quality and reputation to secure market share”.