What is First Aid at Work?
Often referred to as the 3 P’s; Preserve life, Prevent worsening and Promote recovery, First Aid at Work is the immediate care and assistance given to a person who is ill or injured.
The serious bit
It was reported by the Labour Force Survey that in 2019/20 693,000 employees sustained injuries at work, so it won’t come as a surprise that having the necessary First Aid arrangements in place in your workplace is crucial.
The legal bit
Introduced in 1981 the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations requires an employer to ensure adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel are in place to provide immediate care and attention if an employee becomes ill or injured in the workplace.
After identifying and understanding issues such as; the level of risk involved in work activities, shift patterns, number of staff, accident history and other key factors employers must determine the company’s first aid needs and level of ‘adequacy’
The First Aid at Work courses
Identifying your First Aid at Work needs will help you to establish what level of first aid training you and your employees require. For help in identifying your specific first aid needs get in touch today.
Onsite training is available and is a cost-effective option where a number of employees need the same training. Otherwise, all the First Aid at Work courses shown on the right can be arranged at a training centre close to you.
Bespoke First Aid at Work training can also be created by our expert instructors to meet job specific, and individual requirements to ensure that your team are fully trained and competent.