First Aider Allowance

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2010 Police and Justice Service Group Conference
21 June 2010

Conference notes the present wording in clause 15, Section 1(Pay), of the national Police Staff Council (PSC) terms and conditions with regard to the First Aider Allowance.

Conference is concerned that not all Police forces are properly implementing the wording of clause 15 in the way it was intended. Clause 15 of the PSC handbook clearly states that Forces shall pay an allowance to qualified and recognised work place first aiders or employees required to hold a first aid qualification.

Many Traffic Wardens, Police Community Support Officers, and other Police Staff are required by their contracts of employment and, or, job descriptions, to hold a first aid qualification but are not currently in receipt of the aforementioned allowance.

Some employing forces are saying that clause 15 only refers to persons nominated under the First Aid at Work Regulations.

Conference therefore calls on the national negotiators to formally request that the Employers side honours the wording of clause 15, Section 1 (Pay), of the PSC national terms and conditions, to formally request that all forces now implement this payment, with any due arrears being paid to those Police Staff immediately