First Aid Requirements that apply to businesses

October 6, 2021 4:52 am

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First aid treatment can help to prevent serious injuries and deaths from occuring in the workplace. There are a number of regulations such as the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 that express the duties that an employer has to keep their employees safe should they become injured or fall ill in the workplace. All employees should be made aware of the first aid provisions that are available and who the qualified individuals are that would have attended courses from a First aid at work Tewkesbury company like Tidal Training Direct.

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Some of the requirements of the regulation mentioned above include:

  • The need to provide adequate first aid equipment that is suitable for the work that your employees carry out. The equipment needed may come out of an analysis of potential injuries that could occur as a part of your risk assessment process.

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  • An assessment of the needs of first aid should be undertaken to look at the size of the company building, the number of staff on site as well as the kind of work that is undertaken and whether there are any potential risks to that work.
  • The need to provide a suitable number of qualified first aiders and to have a set number of them on site at all times. Again this number will depend on the size of your company and the number of employees that you have.