Employers responsibilities for first aid provisions at work

October 6, 2021 5:23 am

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All employers want to keep their staff members safe and there are mechanisms that can be put in place to help ensure this. Risk assessments that are carried out on the business can help to highlight any areas of work that could be potentially dangerous and then allows a company to put mitigating factors into place to help reduce these risks. Having first aid trained staff available on site can also help to reduce the instances of serious injury and death as a result of a lack of medical treatment available in an emergency.

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First aid at work Tewkesbury company Tidal Training Direct can help with any staff first aid training that you might need to help ensure that you have enough competent members of staff to be able to deal with any issues that might arise.

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All employers must take suitable and adequate steps to provide appropriate equipment, facilities and trained individuals to give first aid should a member of staff become ill or injured whilst they are at work. This in its basic levels means having at least one staff member trained (although the total number you need will depend on the size of the business) and a full stocked first aid kit.

In order to ensure that you have the right equipment and enough trained members of staff you can talk to a training provider like the one mentioned above to find out what is best practice in your industry.