The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require you to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities and people so your employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work.
What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in your workplace and you should assess what your first-aid needs are.
The minimum first-aid provision on any work site is:
a suitably stocked first-aid kit;
an appointed person to take charge of first-aid arrangements;
information for employees about first-aid arrangements.
It is important to remember that accidents and illness can happen at any time. Provision for first aid needs to be available at all times people are at work.
Some small workplaces with low-level hazards may need only the minimum provision for first aid. But there are circumstances and factors that will mean you need greater provision. You, as an employer, are well placed to decide the provision you need, but our First Aid Requirements Calculator can help to make the task a whole lot easier.
Our First Aid Requirements Calculator is an online tool that allows you to simply and accurately calculate how many first aiders you need and the level of training they require.
Simply input a few details about your workplace and then the calculator creates a bespoke, printable report that breaks down your first aid requirements and recommends suitable training – perfect for demonstrating that you have completed a thorough needs assessment.
The Requirements Report gives you a simple and accurate breakdown of your workplace’s first aid requirements.
Designed to be as user friendly as possible, the report is divided into different sections for each area and gives full details of how many first aiders needed and what type of training they require. It also includes what type of first aid kits are needed, as well as any additional items.