First Aid Provision in Schools

8 June 2020: First Aid qualification update from the HSE:

The HSE’s website has been updated to: “The first aid training industry in England is confident that enough courses will now be available for all required requalification training to take place. The HSE has therefore agreed a final deadline for requalification for these qualifications of 30 September 2020”.

Follow this link for the full item: - there is a piece about the extensions towards the bottom of the page.

27 March 2020: First Aid cover under current circumstances - UPDATE

The Word document posted on 23 March 2020 has been updated to include requalification information for paediatric certificates.

Please find below a Word document which is a statement issued today which may assist with schools' questions on whether they are covered for treating all ages of children within their settings.

First Aid provision can be a bit of a complex situation for some schools. Some of the questions I get are:

How many first aiders do we need?

What type of first aiders do we need?

Do I need to do a risk assessment on first aid?

Do we have to treat members of the public on site?

Who should provide our training?

I've posted some documents below which will hopefully help you with those types of questions. Let me know if you need more information and I'll gladly try and help! Just email me at and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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