The HSE is a governing organisation whose ethos and mission are to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health in the workplace. In first aid terms, the HSE stipulate what is required for first aiders in the workplace. They also provide requirements for managing the provision of first aid (first-aid kit, equipment, rooms etc); requirements […]
Category: First Aid Provision
First Aid provision in the workplace is a requirement of the HSE first aid at work regulations. All workplaces must make adequate provision for first aid in all workplaces.
All workplaces will carry out a risk assessment that will determine what training is required, what first aid equipment is needed and what cover is needed to ensure that there is always a sufficient level of first aid provision at all times.
Employers have a legal duty to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. It doesn’t matter whether the injury or illness is caused by the work they do. What is important is that they receive immediate attention and that an ambulance is called in serious cases. First aid can save lives and prevent minor injuries becoming major ones. First aid at work covers the arrangements that need to be made to manage injuries or illness suffered at work. The Regulations do not prevent staff, who are specially trained, from taking action beyond the initial management stage.
Dealing with bleeding – first aid advice
Dealing with a bleed can vary from a small graze to a catastrophic life-threatening bleed. The general advice is to apply direct pressure and place a pressure dressing over the wound. You can find more information on our first aid wiki site. For more information on bleeding why not take one of our first aid training courses.
Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 have been updated and they cover the first aid provision of first aid training and equipment that employers need to follow. There is no one solution to all businesses as each business needs to look at the guidelines and carry out risk assessments to ensure they meet or exceed […]