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  • Health & Safety Documents - First aid quiz
    First aid quizNot everyone must be trained in first aid, but all staff should understand the initial steps to take in a medical emergency. Use our quiz to test staff knowledge and make sure the right action will be taken.Test timeOur First Aid Quiz is designed as a light way of delivering refresher training for members of staff who have no official first aid responsibilities. Note. This form is not to be used as a substitute for official first aider training and it's too basic to be of any help when refreshing...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - First aid needs assessment
    First aid needs assessmentTo keep your employees safe and comply with the law you must have a sufficient level of first aid cover. Use our document to carry out and record your assessment.Do you need to do this?To comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, employers must complete an assessment of their first aid needs. You are not obliged to write down your assessment, however you will find it helpful to do so. This is because your record will show the factors which you took into account...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - First aid at work policy
    First aid at work policyUnless your first aid arrangements are very simple, e.g. one first aider and a first aid kit, it's beneficial to have a formal policy to detail how you approach and manage first aid. This will help to show everyone in the business what has been decided.Using our policyUnder the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 employers are required to assess the needs for first aid in their business and provide personnel, facilities and equipment accordingly.Our policy helps you to describe...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Appointed person role
    Appointed person roleWhen assessing the need for first aid personnel you might decide that one or more staff should take charge during an emergency, but that first aid training isn't necessary. Use our document to explain what's required.First responseUnder the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, employers must ensure there are sufficient personnel to manage any injuries and medical incidents that may occur. In some circumstances you might decide that an appointed person (AP) will be on duty, i.e....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - First aid requirements
    First aid requirementsEmployers are legally obliged to provide first aid facilities in the workplace (Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981). A failure to do so will potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you, use our example Risk Assessment - First Aid Requirements document. It covers the generic hazards associated with first aid requirements and suggests control measures to reduce risks to an acceptable level. You should ensure that your document only addresses...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - First aid personnel needs
    First aid personnel needsYour first aid needs will vary depending on the size and nature of your business. To help you identify them, we've created an easy-to-use table to assist you.Identifying personnel needsOnce you've assessed your organisational structure and working practices, you need to consider what you need in terms of first aid trained personnel. Again, there's no specific legal requirement other than to provide "adequate and appropriate" first aid. However, the Approved Code of Practice gives recommendations...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - First aid kit contents checklist
    First aid kit contents checklistIf a ready-stocked first aid kit doesn't meet your organisation's particular needs, you can make up your own. If you need some help, just run through our contents checklist in order to ensure that you leave nothing out.Contents of first aid kitsOne area which can cause confusion relates to the contents of first aid kits. Contrary to popular opinion, there's no minimum legal requirement. This means that in common with other areas of first aid provision, you can choose the contents...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Rules for first aiders-appointed persons
    Rules for first aiders/appointed personsAs with any aspect of the employment relationship, it's important that you make it clear to those with first aid duties, just what you expect of them. With this in mind, issue some simple rules so they know what they should and shouldn't do.Creating the rulesIrrespective of whether you use first aiders, appointed persons, or a combination of the two, it may be useful to introduce some ground rules. This will enable your staff to know exactly what's expected of them whilst...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - First aid room checklist
    First aid room checklistIf you have a first aid room, use our checklist to help you ensure that it's correctly stocked. That way, you can avoid wasting money on equipment that you don't need.First aid room checklistFirst aid rooms should be provided where an assessment shows a need for them. Luckily, this gives you a degree of flexibility in deciding whether one is really necessary. This is likely to be the case for larger firms or for those operating in high-risk industries, such as chemical manufacturing....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - First aid needs checklist
    First aid needs checklistAs you have considerable freedom in assessing your own first aid needs, make the most of it. With this in mind, use our checklist in order to help you determine what provisions your business actually needs.First aid needs checklistNo business wants to spend money on providing a level of first aid which is inappropriate for the risks it faces, e.g. an office of 15 people will have different needs to a factory employing 100 staff. Therefore, you should invest a little time in identifying...
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