Your requirements for first aid provision
As an employer you must put in place first aid arrangements. These help make sure employees who become ill or injure themselves at work receive appropriate and immediate attention.
Here you can find information on specific roles as well as how to determine the level of first aid you need to provide in your organisation.
The minimum level of first aid that all organisations must provide is
You might need to provide more, depending on
To help you decide what is adequate and appropriate for your organisation, we recommend that you perform a first aid needs assessment.
You can find out more about this on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.
Visit the HSE site for guidance on performing a first aid needs assessment
If your assessment shows your organisation has significant health and safety risks, then you should have at least one first aider in place. If your organisation is low risk then you may not need a first aider.
A first aider should be fully trained and hold a valid certificate to demonstrate competence. This should be provided by a suitable training provider.
Visit the HSE site for guidance on selecting a first aid training provider
Regardless of the risk level, all organisations must appoint someone to be in charge of first aid arrangements.
Their role is to
This person should not attempt to perform first aid unless they have been fully trained. This should be left to the trained first aider.
find more information about first aid at work, including the law and resources, on the HSE website.
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