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First aid at work

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Guidance on Regulation

First aid at work: Third edition - applies from 1 October 2013
Date of publication:
Series code:
L74 (Third edition)
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This guidance is for employers. It sets out what you need to do to address first-aid provision in the workplace.

It provides guidance on:

The publication is aimed at all industries, although specific guidance on first aid in mines, offshore and diving is covered in separately.

This third edition takes account of the amendment to regulation 3(2), which removes the requirement for HSE to approve the training and qualifications of appointed first-aid personnel, and to incorporate some additional amendments brought about by other previous legislative changes.

Updated: 2018-01-31