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First aid

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First aid in work

This website provides information for employers, employees, first-aiders and training organisations on first aid at work.

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. A first-aid needs assessment will help employers decide what first aid arrangements are appropriate for their workplace.

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The offshore industry has specific legislation becauseĀ of remoteness and access to medical expertise.

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Updated: 2019-07-17