Author: Roxanne Bradley
Published: July 11, 2018
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Under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 employers are required to assess their first aid needs and implement any findings.
Whilst you are not required to have written evidence of the assessment, it’s a good idea to do so. This allows the assessment to be documented and provides a record that it was undertaken and will assist with reviewing the provisions in the future.
The assessment should be undertaken by a person who holds sufficient knowledge of the business so they can ensure all circumstances are considered such as employees with health conditions or specific hazards.
Plan for a review date for future assessments reviews. The assessment should include these areas, risk of injury, persons at risk, location/accessibility to em include emergency personnel and hours of work. You will need to consider what types of medical need might arise. Any previous types of injury or medical incident may help you to consider what types of injury or medical incident may arise.
Your conclusions from the assessment may include a revision of the numbers and level of training of first aid personnel or refresher courses.