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It makes sense to appoint a particular person to be responsible for your First Aid requirements. This Appointed Person should:
But remember, the Appointed Person should NOT attempt to give First Aid unless he or she has been properly trained and certified to administer First Aid.
Your risk assessment should identify how many First Aiders you need depending on the nature and type of your business. In an office environment where the risk of accident or injury is relatively low, the HSE recommends that you should have at least one First Aider (who could, but doesn't have to be the Appointed Person) for every 100 employees.
Wherever possible, you should make sure that you have at least one First Aider available throughout the working day. A First Aider is someone who has successfully completed an HSE-approved training course in administering First Aid at work and holds a current certificate.
→ Next - Paperwork
→ Download our Risk Assessment Form
→ Download our Risk Assessment Form - Worked Example
→ Visit our page on First Aid
→ Read Basic Advice on First Aid at Work (external link)
→ Read First Aid at Work: Your Questions Answered (external link)
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