Unfortunately, accidents can happen in the workplace whatever the type of environment and employees can be taken ill. Whether the company is a multi-national enterprise or a small business, the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 are clear: employers must provide
‘adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.’
While it is usually necessary to conduct a risk-assessment in order to determine what is ‘adequate and appropriate’ for a business, measures should include a well-stocked first-aid kit and at least one person who is able to act in the event of an emergency.
First Aid Training is doubtless the most effective way to protect your employees. These courses have been designed to be in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and provide both theoretical and practical instruction.
Such courses can be tailor-made to provide the most appropriate training for the industry and environment concerned while still providing important information on workplace regulations and equipment requirements. First Aiders will also learn how to manage situations as they arise, as well as learning to deal with certain common complaints.