Welcome to the Federation of First Aid Training Organisations

The Federation of First Aid Training Organisations (FOFATO) was formed in September 2007 by Ian Kershaw MBE (Former Head of the First Aid Approval and Monitoring Section within the Health and Safety Executive from 1996-2007) at the request of Health and Safety Executive approved Training Providers.

FOFATO now represent around 400 Training Providers across the whole of the United Kingdom.

We are the only Truly Independent organisation of its kind in the First Aid Industry because FOFATO does not directly offer any form of Training

Through our Membership we offer a large variety of High Quality and Cost Effective First Aid and Health and Safety related Training courses anywhere in the United Kingdom

All of our Members are checked for Due Diligence and Competence before being accepted.

Employers can contact FOFATO to find a Reputable Training Provider in your area.

FOFATO also offer Quality First Aid products at Very Competitive Prices both to Training Providers and Employers. (Employers that buy FOFATO products will be provided with details of FOFATO Members for future training needs).

The majority of FOFATO Members were vigorously against the Ofqual/SQA from the very beginning and consequently we have created the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) (www.faib.co.uk) which is run through a Chairman and a Management Advisory Panel made up of Training Providers across the United Kingdom.

The First Aid Industry will be run by the First Aid Industry for the First Aid Industry

Training Providers will be able to register with the FAIB in order to give Employers the assurance of standards (by conducting Due Diligence checks) that is required by the Lofstedt Review. FAIB has also achieved Certification with a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited certification Body. The priority of FAIB is about Standards in First Aid Training and we strongly recommend the continuance of at least one Independent Assessor on a First Aid at Work course. Every Registered Training Provider will receive a minimum of 1 and maximum of 2 direct Monitoring Visits (depending upon the size of Organisation and how many course they run) from Qualified Inspectors during the 5 Year Approval Period (who will directly monitor the Trainer) .

The FAIB system will allow you to Issue your own certificates and the costs will be kept to an absolute minimum.

FAIB is available to Small, Medium and Large Training Providers both in the Public and Private Sectors of Industry and consequently attract all size of Employers both in the Public and Private Sector of Industry to our Accredited Training Providers.

We want to see that an Industry that allows small Training Provider to be able to compete with the Larger Training Provider and so create a Level Playing Field so long as they are all working to the highest possible standards of First Aid training.