1.2 Summarise Key Aspects of Legislation, Regulatory Requirements and Codes of Practice to Own Role and Responsibilities

1.2 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice to own role and responsibilities.
My plan is to set up a First Aid Teaching Business and will, therefor summarise the key aspects of above as they apply to the First Aid Industry.

The main Legislation covering the first aid industry is the Health and Safety (first aid) regulations 1981.
This legislation lays down the required subjects to be covered under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
In the original 1981 regulations the Health and Safety Executive were the regulatory body for approving the provision of First Aid Instructors or Training companies.
A change in the Act in October 2013 effectively “deregulated” first aid provision and gave the choice of selection to the companies/ individuals requiring training.
“The revised guidance helps employers identify and select competent training providers.   The guidance makes it clear that first aid training is available from a wide range of providers including:

those who choose to offer regulated qualifications (first aid qualifications regulated by the qualification regulators - Ofqual, SQA and the Welsh Government),
those who operate under voluntary approval schemes for example, a trade or industry body having quality assurance schemes accredited by a third party (eg UKAS),
those who operate independently of any such scheme for example, where a training provider chooses to demonstrate their competence to an employer by providing evidence that they meet the criteria set by HSE, or
from one of the Voluntary Aid Societies (St John Ambulance, British Red Cross and St Andrew’s First Aid).
The changes are particularly advantageous where additional or specialist training may be required due to the work activity, for example in the outdoor education industry, where employers will be able to choose the most appropriate specialist provider to meet their identified training needs – and potentially avoid duplication in...