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

What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. The minimum first-aid provision on any work site is:

  • To provide a suitably stocked first-aid box
  • Appoint a person to take charge of the first-aid arrangements
  • Provide information for employees about first-aid arrangements

A risk assessment should assess the first-aid needs taking into consideration:

  • The total number of employees
  • Whether there are visitors or contractors to the site
  • Location of the site i.e. remote
  • Employees who travel or drive for work
  • Hazardous materials, substances or chemicals if used
  • Any specific activities being performed such as lifting or handling
  • Any vulnerable groups such as lone workers or new and expectant mothers
  • What is the work pattern, do you operate shifts or night work
  • Other occupants or a multi-site location

It is important to remember that accidents and illness can happen at any time. Appropriate first-aid provision needs to be available at all times people are at work.

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