First Aid Training

First Aid training courses

First Aid Training

ABR Training is proud to offer a full suite of first aid training courses with instructors situated all over the UK, NI and ROI we are always on hand to help with your company's first aid training requirements.

Not only is first aid a hugely important life skill to have - after all you never know when you might need to put your first aid skills to the test - it is also a legal obligation to have some first aid representation in your workplace.

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.

What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained first-aiders are needed, what should be included in a first-aid box and if a first-aid room is required. Employers should carry out an assessment of first-aid needs to determine what to provide

Level of hazard is associated
with your work activities
How many employees
do you have?
First Aid personnel
required
Low Hazard
e.g. offices, shops, librairies etc.
Fewer than 25
25-50
More than 50
Min. 1x Appointed Person
Min. 1x EFAW
Min. 1x FAW per 100 employees
Higher Hazard
e.g. light engineering and assembly work,
food processing, warehousing,
extensive work with dangerous
machinery or sharp instruments,
construction, chemical manufacture
Fewer than 5
5-50
50+
Min. 1x Appointed Person
Min. 1x EFAW or FAW
Min. 1x FAW per 50 employees

The Regulations do not place a legal duty on employers to make first-aid provision for non-employees such as the public or children in schools. However, HSE strongly recommends that non-employees are included in an assessment of first-aid needs and that provision is made for them.

Employers are required to carry out an assessment of first-aid needs. This involves consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors, to determine what first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel should be provided