First aid is an issue many employers ask us about. How many first aiders do you need to have? What is the legal requirement – and what is good practice?
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, every employer must “as far as reasonably practicable” take measures to protect all employees as well as on-site contractors and visitors.
Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, every employer has to carry out suitable risk assessments in order to assess the risks their employees and visitors may face.
You can use the information gathered in these risk assessments to assess your first aid requirements.
The reason for all this of course is that it’s not just common sense to have some first aid provision – it’s a legal requirement too.
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations state that as employers we must provide “adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel” to ensure that employees can receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
We can help you with your risk assessments and train your first aiders to the appropriate standard. Our trainers and courses are accredited by Highfield, a well-established awarding body for compliance.
The courses we provide cover the following requirements:
First Aid at Work – Statutory
Emergency First Aid at Work
First Aid at Work – Refresher
To be sure that you are following good practice, ask our experts. If you are interested in a competitive package for training and re-training of your workplace first aiders, please get in touch. You can call us on 01788 569 774 or contact us via this website.
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