As a minimum, a low-risk workplace such as a small office should have a first-aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements, such as calling the emergency services if necessary. Employers must provide information about first-aid arrangements to their employees.
Workplaces where there are more significant health and safety risks are more likely to need a trained first-aider. The first-aid needs assessment tool will help employers decide what first aid arrangements are appropriate for their workplace.
A new consultative document seeks your views on draft guidance and supporting material to assist duty holders in their first aid needs assessment and in selecting a first aid training provider.
Consultation began on 25 March 2013 and will end on 3 May 2013