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First Aid

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 requires employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to be able to immediately deliver first aid to employees if they are injured or become ill at work.
An assessment of the first aid provisions should be made in the first instance. The number of trained first aiders differs depending on the number of employees, organisation activities and operational hours. Low risk environments such as offices the minimum would be required;-
  • Fewer than 50 employed at any location - At least one Appointed Person trained to Emergency Fist Aid at Work.
  • 50-100 employed at any location - At least one person trained to Fist Aid at Work.
  • More than 100 employed at any location - One additional person trained to Fist Aid at Work for every 100 employed.
Covering first aiders duties during periods of absence (holidays, sickness, etc) from the workplace should be considered.

Appointed Person, First Aid Regulations