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The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations require you to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel in the event of employees becoming ill or injured at work.
To achieve this, you must assess the needs for your organisation. A number of factors should be considered, including:
As an absolute minimum the following measures should be in place:
Healthy Working Lives have produced further guidance around first aid at work, including trained first aiders, first aid boxes and training,
You can also call our Adviceline for free confidential advice, to request a workplace visit, or to register for our Award programme which recognises and accredits good practice.
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