Updates on First Aid Publications

HSE has recently revised two publications on first aid at work:

1. First Aid at Work: Guidance on Regulations (L74)

The third edition has been updated with minor amendments in 2024 to:

  • emphasise employers’ responsibilities to take account of employees’ mental health in their first-aid needs assessment;
  • change the term ‘catastrophic bleeding’ to ‘life-threatening bleeding’ with more guidance on what employers should do if they identify this as a risk in their workplace;
  • simplify guidance on first-aid training providers.


2. Selecting a First Aid Training Provider: A Guide for Employers (GEIS3)

This document was updated in 2024 to simplify what employers should consider when selecting a training provider.


For additional advice, resources, and information, please visit the HSE website (First aid – HSE)