First Aid Requirements
The First Aid at Work Guidelines for Employers from the Health and Safety Executive are effective from 1st October 2009. The new type of first aid needs assessment will identify what type of first aid training your first-aiders will need, how many first-aiders you need and where they should be located.
The HSE First Aid at Work guidance can be viewed by following this link: First aid at work
A First Aid Needs Assessment should consider the following topics:
- The nature of the workforce
- The nature of the work, the hazards and the risks
- The organisation’s history of accidents and illness
- The needs of travelling, remote and lone workers
- Work patterns such as shift work
- The distribution of the workforce
- The remoteness of the site from emergency medical services
- Employees working on shared or multi-occupied sites
- Annual leave and other absences of first-aiders
- First aid provision for non-employees
- The size of the organisation
One reason for this exercise is to ensure that you provide the correct type of first-aider(s). There are now two levels of workplace first-aider:
You should ensure that your first-aiders are trained to deal with the injuries and illness that could occur.
First aid needs assessment
RT Training are willing to provide free telephone advice for companies wishing to carry out a first aid needs assessment; we also offer free on-site visits to companies with 150+ employees.
If you would like any further advice, RT Training is to provide free telephone advice to companies wishing to carry out a first aid needs assessment; we also offer free on-site visits to companies with 150+ employees.
If you wish to receive advice or an on-site visit please fill out our form below or call 03333 44 2176
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