Three-month extension on First Aid Qualifications
Hamlets Training Centre would like to make our students aware that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have released the following full statement with reference to offering a three-month extension to the validity of the following first aid qualifications, for those unable to requalify as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic:
- First Aid at Work
- Emergency First Aid at Work
- Paediatric First Aid
- Emergency Paediatric First Aid
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware that people holding Offshore Medic (OM), Offshore First Aid (OFA), First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates nearing expiry date, might experience disruption to access to requalification training as a result of events or circumstances generated by the coronavirus pandemic.
is that those holding an OM, OFA, FAW or EFAW qualification should undertake retraining before their original certificate expires and HSE strongly recommends that employers, and individuals holding those qualifications should plan for requalification training well in advance of expiry dates.
If, however, requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with coronavirus or by complying with related government advice, it is reasonable and practical to extend the validity of current certificates by up to 3 months. Anyone taking advantage of this extension should be able to describe clearly their reasons for delaying requalification training and demonstrate steps they have taken to undertake the training, if required.
This guidance comes into effect for certificates expiring on or after 16 March 2020. HSE will review this matter over the coming months and will issue further statements as necessary.
If you have done any of the above courses with Hamlets Training Centre and should you have any questions regarding any of your qualifications, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acknowledgement: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance