Why do I need Due Diligence?

From 1st October 2013 HSE no longer approves training and qualifications for the purpose of first aid at work.

Training organisations who were formerly ‘Approved’ by HSE to deliver First Aid at Work Training can no longer claim to be HSE Approved or use their HSE Approval number.

The flexibility arising from the changes in the Regulations gives employers more choice in the first aid training they provide for their employees and whom they choose to provide it.

An employer will need to undertake due diligence (reasonable enquiry or investigation) into how they select a first aid training provider.


What are my options?

The HSE have stated that you have three options.

1) HSE Approved Trainer on their provider list.

2) A training provider working under an accredited framework - such as Ofqual

3) A independent supplier with no accreditation. - If you choose this third option then you need to investigate or apply due diligence towards that company to insure they are legitimate. In printing this page and placing it with your risk assessment, you have shown a level of due diligence.


Ok, so what does that mean?

Firstaidsouthampton.co.uk are a fully licenced Training Centre under the Ofqual Accreditation Centre Number 0904968

We are also an independent supplier meaning we can legally supply training to you.


What next?

If you want to have a Ofqual accredited course, then just contact us.

If you would like a FirstAidSouthampton course then print this page and place with your risk assessments.


What's the difference?

There is no difference between the two courses other than the certificate and the complaints procedure.


Due Diligence for firstaidsouthampton.co.uk


We are fully insured: Balens Insurance

Employers Liablity

Medical Malpractise

(First Aid and Health and Safety Insurance)


We are full members with AFOA - Association of First Aiders


We are all fully trained Instructors

All of our Instructors are also instructors within the Emergancy Services and have 'Blue Light' experience.


All of our policies and processes, practical instruction and assessments are externally audited.


Please feel free to print this document and if necessary place with your risk assessments for first aid suppliers.

If you have any further questions please contact us and we will be more than happy to answer or provide documentation.


 HSEHSE Documentation on First Aid Providers










All of our Instructors at First Aid Southampton are qualified to teach and are off duty full time Emergency Service Personnel.

Contact Information

Address: Southampton

Email: info@firstaidsouthampton.co.uk

Telephone07958 760706