**FAIB GAINS RECOGNITION BY HSE**

FAIB Gains Recognition by HSE

The HSE e-bulletin issued on 8th June 2016 finally gives FAIB the recognition from HSE that we have been seeking since October 2013.

We will now work to ensure that other HSE sources of information on First Aid  (Website, ACOP, Employer Guidance and Skills for Health)  are amended to ensure that a Level Playing Field in terms of choice is achieved.   Please click here to view the latest HSE Newsletter and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

FOFATO/FAIB HAVE NOW PRODUCED A RANGE OF FIRST AID BOOKS

FOFATO/FAIB  have now produced a range of First Aid books including FAW, EFAW and Paediatric First Aid.

These books were ready for distribution in November 2015 following consultation with over 100 of our Registered Training Providers and discussion at our Conference in October 2015.

However following the publication of the UK and European Guidelines we made a decision (unlike some other publishers) to hold back on distribution until an agreement has been reached across the First Aid Industry. We did this so that consistency could be reached across the First Aid Industry.

These books will be available by the end of February 2016.

FAIB HAS NOW BEEN AWARDED UKAS 3RD PARTY CERTIFICATION VIA ALCUMUS ISOQAR

We are pleased to let you know that FAIB has now been awarded 3rd Party Certification via Alcumus Isoqar a UKAS Accredited Certification Body.

The Management System of FAIB has been approved and is compliant with ISO 9001.

The scope of the Registration covers the Regulation of First Aid Training Providers and First Aid Trainers/Assessors.

You will now see the UKAS logo on the FAIB website

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER & PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID – CORRECTION ARTICLE

The Daily Telegraph Newspaper and Paediatric First Aid Correction

Following a complaint from one of our Registered Training Providers about an article in the Daily Telegraph on 12 March 2015 regarding Paediatric First Aid.

FAIB approached the Daily Telegraph about the article and they have now agreed to an amendment on the Corrections and Clarifications Page (2) today 22nd May 2015.

“An article (in The Daily Telegraph) of 12 March 2015 (“Nursery safety: All new staff will need First Aid training”) implied that under new Government proposals, nursery staff will require an Ofqual regulated Paediatric First qualification.

The Department for Education statement actually read “The new proposals will mean newly qualified staff with a childcare Level 2 and 3 qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first certificate.”

It would appear that this was condensed (by The Daily Telegraph) in our article, thereby altering the meaning.

“We are happy to clarify that they may undergo any training that meets Department of Education requirements”.  

(Those requirements include the option for Employers to use a Training Provider working under a “Trade Body with an Approval and Monitoring scheme” this of course includes FAIB).

FAIB have also been talking directly to the Department for Education and they have confirmed that FAIB will be part of the Consultation Process that will be taking place about Paediatric First Aid following the election. (This is disclosed in a Press Release from the Department for Education on 12 March 2015).

FAIB will always provide support to quality First Aid Training Providers in order to achieve fairness in our Industry.

It is great pity that other organisations don’t take a lead from the Daily Telegraph and admit when they made a mistake.