First Aid

Unfortunately, accidents can happen which could involve an employee getting injured. If it does happen it is important to have the peace of mind that you and your staff have the knowledge and ability to deal with these injuries and what actions may need to be taken. 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 attention.

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require 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.

At the very least, a low risk workplace should have a basic first aid box and a person appointed to be in charge of first aid. However, no matter how big or small a business is it could always be recommended to have a fully trained first aider on the premises.

GRA Training can provide this training to ensure your staff can deal with whatever first aid related problems could occur as well as recommendations on what equipment your workplace should have. Register your interest with us today to be kept informed of when this course is available.