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FIRST AIDERS

How many First Aiders should I have?

(The table below is for guidance purposes only)

Category of risk
Numbers of employed
at any location
Suggested number of First Aid personnel

LOWER RISK
Eg shops, offices, Libraries

Fewer than 50 At least one appointed person
MEDIUM RISK
Eg light engineering
and assembly
work, Food processing, Warehousing
Fewer than 20


20-100



More than 100
At least one appointed person

At least one First Aider for every 50 employed (or part thereof)

One additional First Aider for Every 100 employed

HIGH RISK
Eg most construction Slaughterhouses, Chemical manufacturer Extensive
work with Dangerous
machinery Or sharp
instruments
Fewer than 5


5-50

More than 50


Where there are hazards for which additional first aid skills are necessary
At least one appointed person

At least one First Aider

One additional First Aider for every 50 employed

In addition, at least one First Aider trained in the specific emergency action

As per the H.S.E. First Aid at Work Approved Code of Practice and Guidance.

Do you have the minimum First Aid Cover?

The information below is intended for general guidance. You may contact the HSE directly at: Health & Safety Executive, Health Policy Division, Magdalen House, Stanley Precinct, Bootle L20 3QZ.

www.hse.gov.uk

Under the Regulations (Safety at Work Act 1981) many more companies are required to have trained First Aiders on their workforce. The regulations state that it is every employer's duty, even the self employed, to provide a minimum level of First Aid facilities.

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