How many First Aiders do I need?

The exact number of first aiders required depends on;

  • the size of your company
  • location of the work being carried out
  • the nature of your work, i.e. construction, manufacturing, office based
  • low or high-risk factors

There is no correct or incorrect answer or specific legislation in place.

In order to establish what provision for First Aid is required, you should assess the above factors.

The HSE recommends that there should be at least one First Aid trained person in a company of 5-50 employees.

M S Associates (Safety) Courses:
  • First Aid at Work – 3 day course
  • Emergency First Aid – 1 day course
  • Paediatric First Aid Training – 2 day course

These courses are suitable for anyone wanting to learn new first aid skills or to refresh their existing skill. No prior qualifications are required to take these courses.

To book a course, or for more information, please contact us on 02380 669 305 or info@msasafety.co.uk.

All employers have a legal duty to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This is laid out in the Health & Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1891.

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