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First Aid in the Workplace H&S Guidance Sheet

First Aid in the Workplace H&S Guidance Sheet

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Why first aid is vital for your business.

In the UK workplace, recognising the importance of first aid is crucial for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees. Employers have a legal obligation to provide a secure working environment, and this includes having trained first aiders available. These individuals possess the knowledge and skills to respond promptly and effectively to any workplace injuries or medical emergencies that may occur. Whether it's a minor cut, a sprained ankle, or a more serious incident, having a competent first aider on hand can make all the difference. Beyond the legal requirements, instilling a culture of first aid awareness in the workplace fosters a sense of security and support among employees, contributing to a healthier and safer work environment for everyone.

What is a H&S guidance sheet?

Our health & safety guidance sheets condense major areas of health & safety legislation into a simplified, easily digestible format. They provide essential knowledge to assist in addressing health & safety concerns, while reducing associated risks and helping to safeguard you and your team.

Whether you’re an employer, an employee or in a self-employed role, it’s good practice to be aware of potential H&S issues and ensure that all activities adhere to H&S regulations and guidelines.

Guidance sheet structure:

Each guidance sheet provides an overview of the subject matter, in this case First Aid in the Workplace, along side essential information, regulations and good practice advice for applying H&S legislation within your workplace. There's also a summary section covering the main learnings of the sheet.

Deliver professional safety briefings.

Guidance sheets can be used to deliver professional safety briefings or informal group discussions. These briefings, often called Toolbox Talks, can be given daily to promote a safety culture within your business. They're an excellent way to refresh knowledge and to keep safety at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

You will receive:

  • 1 x A4 size PDF document
  • 1 x User instructions
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How can I download this document?

Once you have completed your purchase you will be sent a link via email to download your files. This is usually within an hour.

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What does my business need?

Health & safety laws apply to all businesses. As an employer, or a self-employed person, you are responsible for health & safety in your workplace. The approach you take should be proportionate to the size of your business and the nature of the business activity. For most small, low-risk businesses the steps you need to take are straightforward, all that is required is a series of practical tasks:

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