All employers, no matter what size of business or what kind of activities they carry out, have a duty to provide first aid care to look after their workers if they are taken ill or have an accident in the workplace.
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 says that employers need to have adequate and appropriate facilities, people and equipment in place to give immediate and effective assistance if somebody is taken ill or is injured. You also have a duty to tell your workers about the first aid arrangements in place in their workplace.
But how do you know what is ‘adequate and appropriate’ first aid provision? First aid needs will be different for all workplaces, depending on a number of factors.
As with all things Health and Safety, it all starts with an assessment – your first aid needs assessment.Read More