When you have a completed your Risk Assessment you are able to assess your First Aid needs which is required by law.
You need to look at the hazards (identified on your Risk Assessment), the number of employees to sites, your company’s record on accidents and ill-health, working arrangements e.g. frequent travel, shift work, etc. and finally non-employees on your premises.
This information along with the table below will help you to decide how many trained first aiders are needed to cover all working hours.
The HSE document ‘First aid at work – Your questions answered’ provides further detail and can be downloaded from our website by clicking here and for more information and help with your
First Aid Risk Assessment, please call 01903 243424 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|What degree of hazard is
associated with your work activities?
|No of employees||What First Aid personnel do you need?|
|Low hazard e.g. offices, shops, libraries||Less than 25||At least one appointed person|
|25 – 50||At least one first-aider trained in EFAW|
|More than 50||At least one-first-aider trained in FAW
for every 100 employed (or part thereof
|Higher hazard e.g. light engineering and assembly work,
food processing, warehousing, extensive work with
dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, construction,
or chemical manufacture.
|Less than 25||At least one appointed person|
|25 – 50||At least one first-aider trained in EFAW or FAW depending on the type of injuries that might occur|
|More than 50||At least one first-aider trained in FAW for every 50 employed (or part thereof)|
For more information and help with your Fist Aid Risk Assessment, please call 01903 243424 or e-mail email@example.com