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We deliver exceptional first aid courses at your place of work.

“Neil was brilliant, the best first aid training I have ever received.”

JM, Takeda Development Centre (Europe) Ltd

First Aid at Work

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.

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“Trainer had excellent knowledge and interesting clinical and non-clinical background and a range of experience and good practical examples.”

AS, Physiomatters

“My experience of today’s training is a very positive one. Neil delivers the training in a very professional way and he was very clear in his communication – highly recommend it. I have come away believing I can do anything…high motivational. Just great!”

DM, Takeda Development Centre (Europe) Ltd

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What are the legal requirements for first aid training?

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to make arrangements 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.

As an employer, what do I need to do?

Employers must ensure appropriate measures are in place if someone is taken ill or a workplace accident or injury occurs.

This need not be complicated…

The first aid provision should be ‘adequate and appropriate in the circumstances’. In a low-risk setting, it may be as simple as a first aid kit and an appointed person to call emergency services.

In higher risk settings, you need to appoint at least one trained first aider.

Do I need first-aiders at work?

At the very least, you will need to provide an Appointed Person. Depending on the size of your business and the type of work carried out, you may need trained first-aiders too.

The Appointed Person

Even in a small, low-risk environment, someone must be appointed to be in charge of first-aid arrangements.

The role of the Appointed Person is to look after first-aid equipment and facilities and to call the emergency services when required. They can also provide emergency cover where a first-aider is absent due to unforeseen circumstances.  An appointed person does not need first-aid training.

A trained first-aider

This is someone who has been trained to carry out first-aid.  The training could be:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
  • First Aid at Work (FAW)
  • Another industry-specific training

An assessment of first-aid needs will establish what provision you need in your workplace.

First aid needs assessment

Make an assessment of first aid needs based on hazards and risks in your workplace. An assessment of your first aid needs should consider:

  • Type of work.
  • Existing risks or hazards present in your workplace.
  • Specific medical conditions any staff member has.Size of your workforce.
  • Remote or mobile workforce or homeworkers.
  • Visitors to your premises (contractors, cleaners, customers etc).
  • Cover (for shift work, staff absences and holiday).Any history of an accident occurring in your workplace.

Contact us on 0370 118 8000 if you would like help completing an assessment of your first aid needs.

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How many first-aiders do I need?

Once you have completed a first-aid needs assessment, you will be able to determine how many first aiders are needed and what kind of training they need.

HSE guidelines are as follows:

Low-risk settings  (such as offices, shops, libraries)

Fewer than 25 staff – the minimum requirement is a First Aid Appointed Person

25 to 50 staff – the minimum requirement is a first-aider trained in EFAW.

50+ staff – the minimum requirement is one trained first-aider (FAW) per 100 staff

High-risk settings  (such as warehousing, manufacturing, engineering)

Fewer than 5 staff – the minimum requirement is a First Aid Appointed Person

5 to  50 staff – the minimum requirement is a first-aider trained in EFAW or FAW

More than 50 staff – the minimum requirement is one trained first-aider  (FAW) per 50 staff.

Our first aid training courses

The Emergency First Aid course is designed for people who want to receive basic first aid training in order to administer first aid in an emergency situation.  This course is suitable for people who work in small businesses and in lower risk environments. where an appointed first aider is not required. It is also suitable where someone who is required to support the qualified first aider in a larger organisation.

Certificate valid for three years.

Comprehensive three-day course satisfies the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 to provide qualified first aiders in a high-risk environment. By attending this course, you will comply with the current legal requirements laid out by the HSE.  On completion of the training, delegates will be equipped with the necessary knowledge to deal with emergency situations at work if they arise.

Certificate valid for three years.

Suitable for anyone who needs to renew and update their statutory first aid at work certificate, providing their existing first aid at work certificate is valid at the beginning of the course.

For more information about your responsibilities as an employer, see the HSE website.

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