Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need First Aiders?

In the event of injury or sudden illness, failure to provide first aid could result in a casualty’s death. The employer should ensure that an employee who is injured or taken ill at work receives immediate attention. HSE will prosecute in cases where there is a significant risk, a disregard for established standards or persistent poor compliance with the law.

Employers’ legal duties (from the HSE)
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed. Detailed information can be found in First aid at work. The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Approved Code of Practice and guidance

The Regulations do not place a legal duty on employers to make first-aid provision for non-employees such as the public or children in schools. However, HSE strongly recommends that non-employees are included in an assessment of first-aid needs and that provision is made for them.

How many first aiders do I need?

This is linked to the risk in your workplace. For the most up to date information click here

What should be in my First Aid kit?

There is no mandatory list of items to put in a first aid kit. It again depends on what you assess your needs may be.

Can the courses be run in house?

If you have a group of staff that need training and you have a suitable room, then yes they can be.

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