Something to consider; how many people are here today because they received lifesaving treatment from a first aider.
As an employer you need to ensure that your employee’s receive immediate attention if they are taken ill or are injured at work. Accidents and illness can happen at any time and first aid can save lives and prevent minor injuries from developing into major ones.
As a minimum you need to provide;
|Degree of Hazard||How many employees||First Aid personnel needed – at least:|
|Low hazard eg offices, shops, libraries etc||< 2525 – 50 > 50||One appointed personOne first-aider trained in EFAWOne 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, chemical manufacture||<55 – 50 > 50||One appointed personOne first-aider trained in EFAW or FAW depending on the type of injuries that might occurOne first-aider trained in FAW for every 100 employed (or part thereof)|