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About First Aid Training

Do you have the right first aid cover in place for your business? The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide appropriate first aid help so that your staff can receive immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work. Call today on 0370 118 8000 for your free first-aid needs assessment or to book your first aid course.

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Common Types of Injury in the Workplace

In a low-risk office environment, these are the most common causes of injury. Learn in advance how to respond if an accident occurs in your workplace.

Who’s Responsible for First Aid in Your Workplace?


The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require you to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities and people so your employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work.

You will need to carry out a first aid needs assessment in order to establish what is ‘adequate and appropriate’ for your place of work.

The minimum your employer must provide is:

  • a suitably stocked first aid kit
  • an appointed person to take charge of first-aid arrangements
  • information for all employees giving details of first-aid arrangements

As a guide, where work activities involve low-level hazards, a minimum stock of first-aid items would be:

  • A leaflet giving general guidance on first aid
  • 20 individually wrapped sterile plasters (of assorted sizes) appropriate to the type of work
  • 2 sterile eye pads
  • 4 individually wrapped triangular bandages, preferably sterile
  • 6 safety pins
  • 2 large, individually wrapped, sterile, unmedicated wound dressings
  • 6 medium-sized, individually wrapped, sterile, unmedicated wound dressings
  • At least 3 pairs of disposable gloves

A first-aider is someone who has done training appropriate to the level identified in your first aid needs assessment. This may be first aid at work (FAW) or emergency first aid at work (EFAW).

Some small and or low-risk workplaces may need only the minimum provision for first aid. However, there are circumstances and factors that will mean you need greater provision. A first aid needs assessment will help you ascertain your needs.

Once you have completed first aid training, an annual refresher course is strongly recommended to keep skills up to date.

Where your first-aid needs assessment identifies that a trained first-aider is not required in your workplace, there is the minimum requirement to appoint someone to take charge of first-aid arrangements should an injury or illness occur.

The role of this appointed person includes looking after first-aid equipment and facilities and calling the emergency services when required. They can also provide emergency cover where a first-aider is absent due to unforeseen circumstances (annual leave does not count).

An appointed person is not necessary where there are an adequate number of appropriately trained first-aiders.

An appointed person does not need first-aid training.


“Great course and feel confident that I could handle an evacuation.”

JM, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Lt

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HC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

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