First aid need assessment
Businesses are required by law to make an assessment of significant risk in the workplace and identify the risk of injury and ill health.
A simple first aid needs assessment will help you decide how many first aiders are needed for your business. There are no hard and fast rules on numbers and you will need to take into account all of the circumstances in your particular workplace to make sure you’ve got the right equipment and training in your workplace.
It’s an employer’s duty of care to ensure not only employees but visitors to your workplace are considered under the Health and Safety (First Aid) at Work Act. Businesses are required by law to make an assessment of significant risk in the workplace and identify the risk of injury and ill health.
To do this size and risks identified in your first aid needs assessment will indicate how many first aiders you need and the appropriate level of training they require. Save Live at Work can help you assess your needs to ensure you implement the appropriate training measures. Call us FREE using the number at the top of the page for more information.
The HSE statistics demonstrate the large volumes of injuries that can occur in the workplace. Ensuring you have trained first aiders in your business has a number of benefits:
- Make your workplace a safer environment, reducing injury and absenteeism.
- Emergencies and dangerous situations can be dealt with swiftly and literally save lives.
- Helps you gain insight on common problems allowing you to implement the appropriate strategies.
- Improves moral and teamwork; Your employees will naturally look after each other.
- First aid trainees know exactly what’s in their first aid kits, how to use the contents, and the various ways to react in an emergency.
- First aid skills are skills for life, not just work. This means they can treat themselves, their family, friends and the community.
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Source: HSE website http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/at-a-glance.pdf