Employers should have an appointed person in the workplace responsible for First Aid. This person must be aware of legislation that ensures employers provide a duty of care including First Aid provision for employees and non employees visiting the premises. This legislation is covered under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. More information on these Acts can be found on the HSE website under Managing for Health and Safety (HSG65). www.hse.gov.uk The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 requires employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention should they be injured or take ill at work. When deciding your First Aid requirements for your business, you should refer to the HSE’s L74 Guidance. Please see our flowchart for helpful information. This provides guidance on; Managing First Aid provision Training and requirements for First Aid Personnel Making employees aware of First Aid arrangements First Aid for self-employed people When making sure your risk assessment you should consider such things as; New employees or those with disabilities or health problems Employees who work alone Shift workers Your work environment Those working in remote areas or difficult access Absences of First Aid personnel Visitors to your workplace
Employers should have an appointed person in the workplace responsible for First Aid. This person must be aware of legislation that ensures employers provide a duty of care including First Aid provision for employees and non employees visiting the premises. This legislation is covered under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. More information on these Acts can be found on the HSE website under Managing for Health and Safety (HSG65). www.hse.gov.uk The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 requires employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention should they be injured or take ill at work. When deciding your First Aid requirements for your business, you should refer to the HSE’s L74 Guidance. Please see our flowchart for helpful information. This provides guidance on; Managing First Aid provision Training and requirements for First Aid Personnel Making employees aware of First Aid arrangements First Aid for self-employed people When making sure your risk assessment you should consider such things as; New employees or those with disabilities or health problems Employees who work alone Shift workers Your work environment Those working in remote areas or difficult access Absences of First Aid personnel Visitors to your workplace