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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 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 - 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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