What first aid provisions do I need for my business?
You are required by law to have first-aid arrangements in your workplace.
You have a responsibility to ensure that any team members that become ill or injured at work receive immediate attention. We never know when an accident will happen and first aid can save lives and prevent minor injuries from worsening.
Every business is different and your arrangements will depend on the particular circumstances in your workplace. You need to assess what your first aid needs are.
Your arrangements will depend on the particular circumstances in your workplace and you need to assess what your first-aid needs are.
As a minimum, you must have:
- a suitably stocked and in date first-aid kit
- an appointed person to take charge of first-aid arrangements
- information for all team members giving details of first-aid arrangements
In your first aid needs assessment you might decide that you need a qualified first aider, who has been trained by an approved organisation, like Immerse Medical, and holds a qualification in first aid at work or emergency first aid at work.
Have a look at our First Aid Needs Assessment, First Aid Training and First Aid Equipment sections for more information.
Under health and safety law, you must report and keep a record of certain injuries, incidents and cases of work-related disease.
Air by Immerse Medical takes care of all of this for you.