The tool is designed to help employers determine the number and type of first-aid personnel to provide in their workplace. It complements the detailed guidance in: First aid at work. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Approved Code of Practice and guidance (L74)
To use the tool, you need to enter information on the degree of hazard and number of employees in your workplace. It will then suggest the number and type of first-aid personnel to provide at all times people are at work. A series of questions then highlights additional factors that could influence your overall first-aid provision.
Completion should take no more than a few minutes and you can print out a copy of your responses.
It is important to remember that the tool serves as a general guide only. You should take into account all relevant circumstances to make a valid judgement. The guidance in L74 provides further details.