A. The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all construction sites to have:
A. The appointed person includes looks after first-aid equipment and facilities and calls the emergency services when required. They can also provide emergency cover where a first-aider is unexpectedly absent (annual leave does not count). Appointed persons do not need first-aid training.
A. A first-aider is someone who has undertaken training and has a qualification that HSE approves. This means that they must hold a valid certificate of competence in either:
|A. Number of employees||First aiders|
|Fewer than 5||At least one appointed person|
|5–50||At least one first-aider trained in EFAW or FAW, depending on the type of injuries that may occur|
|More than 50||At least one first-aider trained in FAW for every 50 people employed (or part of 50)|
Find out more about first aid on HSE’s First Aid at Work site.