Yearly Archive 23rd September 2020

1st Aid

First aid refresher training and certification extension

Updated guidance for extensions to first aid and other related qualification certificates during the Covid-19 outbreak has been published by HSE.

  • First Aid at work (FAW) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates expiring on or after 16th March 2020 can be extended until 31st October, or 6 months from expiry date, whichever is later. Criteria set out in the guidance must be met to qualify for an extension. All requalification training for these certificates must be completed by 31st March 2021.
  • Offshore Medic (OM) and Offshore First Aid (OFA) certificates can be extended until 31st October 2020 only.
  • Flexibilities previously allowed in Scotland and Wales have now ended, (as lockdown restrictions are now more frequently targeted at specific geographical areas rather than nations), and the updated guidance will apply to all of GB.

BOHS Conference 2020

The British Occupational Hygiene Society are delighted to announce that OH2020 will be their first ever virtual conference from Tuesday 29 September – Thursday 1 October 2020.

The conference includes an exciting programme with leading experts, interactive workshops, and case studies delivering the latest insights and technological advances in workplace health and occupational hygiene from around the world.

Book now on the BOHS website

Download the conference agenda