We are often asked what arrangements employers need to provide in the workplace and the answer is it depends on the circumstances of your workplace, workforce and the health and safety risks that may be present to help you decide what arrangements you need to put in place.
Some small low-risk workplaces need to have only a first-aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements such as calling the emergency services and stocking the first-aid box. The appointed person does not need specific first-aid training.
If the workplace has more significant health and safety risks, for example using machinery or hazardous materials then it is more likely to need a trained first-aider.
An employer must provide all your employees with details of the first-aid arrangements
In order to establish what provisions for first-aid are required an assessment needs to be made of the first-aid needs appropriate to the circumstances of your business.
This should include consideration of:
- the workplace,
- the workforce, and
- the hazards and risks present.
Evolve deliver a range of courses to suit employers and candidates, including;
- First Aid at Work
- First Aid at Work Refresher
- Emergency First Aid
These courses are approved by Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and all include defibrillator awareness
We deliver defibrillator training, administering oxygen training and first aid scenarios, and can order first aid equipment for you.
You can get more information at www.evolvetraining.com