HSE has suspended the licence of one of our Members because at present they are unable to run a FAW course at present for HSE to monitor.

Our Member has run around 70 EFAW courses under his own approval since October 2009 as well as 14 FAW in 2010 and 6 FAW in 2011 (with another Training Organisation).

We are very unhappy with this decision because has in effect stopped him from working when he has a number of EFAW course already planned with clients he has worked with for many years.

We are currently gathering the evidence before we go back to HSE with our response because this situation could arise with many other Training Organisations.

We feel that this  is more evidence that HSE are attempting to remove Training  Providers so that there will be less opposition when they (HSE) attempt to force First Aid down the Ofqual/SQA route.