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 if they are
injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces
including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.
In the event of injury or sudden illness, failure to provide
first aid could result in a casualty’s death. The employer should ensure
that an employee who is injured or taken ill at work receives immediate
Whilst the Regulations do not extend specifically to members
of the public, first aid is included under 'welfare facilities' to be
made available to 'persons at work'. Since many undertakings such as
schools, places of entertainment and shops etc, offer a service to
others the HSE, in its guidance, strongly recommends that employers
include non-employees in their assessment of first aid needs and make
provision for them.
We can provide first class training to any individual or
organisation to help them to meet their Health & Safety
requirements. HSE approved Courses include First Aid at Work
qualification, First Aid at Work Requalification, Emergency First Aid at
Work qualification, Approved Yearly Annual Update and Paediatric First
This is a 3 day course that can be delivered in house at a location of your choice or at our comfortable training room.