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Changes to the First Aid at work guidelines (L74)

 First aid at work 

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 

This guidance document produced by HSE is for employers and sets out what you need to do to address first-aid provision in the workplace.

It provides guidance on: 

  • Managing the provision of first aid (first-aid kit, equipment, rooms etc); 
  • Requirements and training for first-aiders; 
  • Requirements for appointed persons; 
  • Making employees aware of first-aid arrangements; 
  • First aid and the self-employed; 
  • Cases where first-aid regulations do not apply. 

 The third edition of the has been updated in 2024 with minor amendments to: 

Emphasise employers’ responsibilities to take account of employees’ mental health in their first-aid needs assessment; 

Change the term ‘catastrophic bleeding’ to ‘life-threatening bleeding’ with more guidance on what employers should do if they identify this as a risk in their workplace; 

Simplify guidance on first-aid training providers. 

At Lighthouse Safety we regularly hold First Aid courses at our facilities in Kent and London. Information can be found here: https://www.lighthousesafety.co.uk/training-courses/first-aid-courses/

To download a copy of the The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 guidance document visit l74

February 13, 2024 | Categories: Indusries news |
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