First Aid Training & Employer’s Legal Obligations
What are your legal obligations as an employer!
All employers, whether a sole trader or huge public-sector business, have a legal duty to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
This legislation is laid out in Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 – updated 2015.
Every employer has a duty of care to provide or ensure that there are provided adequate and appropriate facilities and equipment to cater for his employees if they are injured or become ill at work. An employer should be able to assess the first aid needs appropriate to the circumstances (hazards and risks) of each workplace.
Where an employer provides first-aiders in the workplace, they should ensure they have undertaken suitable training, have an appropriate first-aid qualification and remain competent to perform their role. Typically, first-aiders will hold a valid certificate of competence in either first aid at work (FAW) or emergency first aid at work (EFAW).
As a business owner, it’s an important aspect of your legal obligations to assess your workplace for potential health and safety hazards. It also informs your decision on first aid training for your staff.
First Aid Shrewsbury is held as a group first aid courses. Our group first aid training can be tailored to address the health and safety concerns of specific workplaces.
Please don’t hesitate to call us if you need further advice.