What are the are the first aid at work requirements?
First aid in the workplace, according to The Health and Safety Regulations 1981 “require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and people to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.”
Assessment of first aid requirements for your specific workplace
In every workplace there are different requirements, that is where a first aid needs assessment comes in. This is a process that will identify how your first aiders need to be trained, where in the building they need to be and how many of them need to be placed in the building. The number of first raiders that a business needs often boils down to how many people are in the building on average.
There are certain requirements so that the right assistance is available should it be required, to determine the requirements for any given business the following must be considered:
- The type of workplace
- The Size of the organisation
- The accident history of the business
- If there is general public coming onto the premises
- What the work patterns are of the staff
- Travelling and remote worker requirements
- How far the business is from a hospital
- Are there any disabilities or people with health problems?
- When and how annual leave is granted
A first aid requirements assessment is an informal process that requires no written documentation, but if there ever comes a need to justify how that assessment conclusion was reached then it would be helpful to have a written copy of the first aid requirements assessment.
First Aid At Work Training From Harberry Training
Harberry Training offers a FAIB accredited First Aid Training Belfast – First Aid at work.
There are so many situations in life that can lead to an emergency. Going into your workplace, you need to feel safe, as do your colleagues, that is why there are regulations surrounding first aid at work.
At Harberry Training, we provide comprehensive training for first aid at work and run through scenarios and complications that there might be in any situation to ensure that you are as prepared as possible if you were to be in a situation where it was necessary.
As well as general first aid at work, we have a tailored mental health first aid as well, the course is designed to focus on stress and other common mental health illnesses, it includes a comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan to assist those in crisis or in need.
Give us a call today and speak to one of our team and we can discuss your needs and tailor a solution that suits your business needs.