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HSE Weekly Digest: Health and Safety at Work Guidance and Advice - 25 February 2021

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This week's digest contains new guidance on first aid at work training during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic around omitting rescue breaths.

First aid at work during the pandemic – updated guidance issued

We've updated our guidance on first aid training during the pandemic as rescue breaths have been temporarily omitted while coronavirus transmission rates remain high.

The Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) has stated that they are supportive of training providers who may wish to omit practical teaching and assessment of rescue breaths in first aid training while coronavirus transmission rates are high.

Read the new guidance.

You can visit this webpage for more information and advice about first aid at work during the pandemic.

COVID-19 guidance and updates

HSE continues to publish the latest coronavirus-related guidance and information, as well as updating previously published content.

For a full range of COVID-related information and advice visit our coronavirus pages. This includes:

Building Safety Regulator appoints new Chief Inspector

Peter Baker has been appointed as the new Chief Inspector of Buildings to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR).

As the newly appointed Chief Inspector of Buildings, Peter will act as the face and voice of BSR, and work to shape and lead the implementation of a new regulatory system for the safety and standard of buildings in England.

Peter said: 'I am honoured to be appointed as the first Chief Inspector of Buildings and for the opportunity to play a lead role in bringing about the biggest change in building safety for a generation.'

Read our media release on Peter’s appointment.

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Published on Thursday 25th February 2021

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