With first aid training you could save a life.
People at work can suffer injury or sudden illness. It is important
that employers have made arrangements to ensure their employees receive
immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers
to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel
to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured
or become ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces
including those with five or fewer employees and to the self-employed.
What is adequate will depend on the circumstances in the workplace.
This includes whether trained first aiders are needed, what should
be included in a first aid box and if a first aid room is needed.
Employers should carry out an assessment of first aid needs to determine
Hazard Assessment guidelines relating to First Aid
Does your company fall under the following categories?
From 1 st October 2009
Risk >>>>>becomes>>>>>> Hazard
Low Risk = Low Hazard
Medium Risk is merged with High Risk >and becomes> Higher Hazard
- Low Hazard : Shops, Offices, Libraries etc.
EVERYTHING ELSE IS A HIGHER HAZARD
After completing your first aid needs assessment you will fall into one of the groups below:
Less than 50 staff = 1 x Appointed Person (An Appointed person F/Aid course is recommended) 50-100 staff = 1x First aider (Emergency First Aid at Work, EFAW) More than 100 = 1 First aider (FAW) per 100 staff or part there of
Less than 5 staff = 1 x Appointed Person (An Appointed person F/Aid course is recommend 5-50 Staff = 1 x First Aider (FAW or EFAW) per 50 More than 100 staff = 1 First aider (FAW) per 50 or part there of
Do not need first-aid training – takes care of FA equipment, calls emergence services etc. (always advisable to have trained first aid person on premises)
- Holds a current HSE Emergency First Aid at Work certificate
- HSE/OFQual accredited approved course
- Holds a current HSE approved First Aid at Work certificate
- HSE approved course.
Provision must be made for cover for holidays or sickness absence, An EFAW trained First Aider cannot be used to replace an FAW trained First Aider during illness or holiday
We offer a range of First Aid Training Courses and can advise you
on your obligations, as well as carry out a Health and Safety Risk
Assement. Download the official guidance from the HSE by clicking on this link.
To find out information on any of our courses click on the course
name, or click here to contact us.