First Aid - A Legal Requirement?

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First Aiders bring obvious benefits to your business, including faster response during an emergency, a reduction of workplace accidents due to increased awareness and a more positive workforce.

Did you know that it is a legal requirement for ALL companies to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and first aid personnel?

What happens when your first aider is absent through sickness or holiday? We recommend you have more than one first aider in your business.

Remember, trained first aiders are not just for the office and their responsibility goes beyond that of holding a first aid tin.

Some small workplaces with low level hazards may only require a minimum provision for first aid, but to ascertain what is required a first aid risk assessment should be carried out to ensure that provision is appropriate to the circumstances (hazard and risks) of the workplace.

 The minimum first aid provision in any workplace is:

·        A suitably stocked first aid kit

·        An appointed person to take charge of first aid requirements.

·        Information for employees about first aid arrangements

·        First aid box

For further help, why not join us for our next ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ training course in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

This one-day course is in-line with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, which includes AED (defibrillator training). Facilitated by Stuart Barrett who has been a qualified teacher for more than 25 years with experience in various managerial roles.

Stuart is now a qualified trainer in the disciplines of Mental Health in the Workplace, Safeguarding, First Aid, Forest School and Bushcraft.

We are delighted to be able to offer limited places, with a maximum of 12 delegates. Places are limited to allow for social distancing.

Find out course dates and more information here. Booking is easy, simply call 01722 326 390 to speak with our Training Manager Alan, drop me an email (