A consultation by the HSE said that the move, which also includes not having to use HSE-accredited trainers, will “allow businesses more flexibility”.
The document noted: “Employers will still need to provide, or ensure provision is made for, equipment and facilities to render first aid to their employees if they become injured or ill at work.
“The changes will remove the requirement for employers to use only training providers and training that have been approved by HSE. This will allow businesses more flexibility to decide on first aid provision which is appropriate to the requirements of their workplace.”
The consultation also asks questions as to what businesses would expect from the guidance, if the plans are agreed.
The consultation ends on 3 December. Visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd248.htm to have your say.