As of 1 October 2013 First Aid Regulations have changed, removing the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications. As part of this, the 4-hour ‘Appointed Person First Aid’ course disappeared.

Now the minimum recognised Workplace First Aid course is the 1-day (6 hour) Emergency First Aid at Work course. Any Organisation that does not need a Workplace First Aider just needs to appoint an ‘Appointed person’ whose role is to recognise a medical emergency and alert the Emergency Services.