HSE Guidelines

Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981

An employer has 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. The regulations apply to all work places, including those with less than 5 employees and the self-employed.

Employers have a duty to carry out an assessment of their first aid needs, which should consider work place hazards and risks, appropriately trained staff and provision of equipment.

Details of the legislation and employers duties can be accessed on the HSE website by clicking on the link below;

Legislation and Employers Duties

Frequently asked questions can be found from the following link;

Frequently asked questions

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