The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 requires employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. These regulations apply to all workplaces including those with five or fewer employees.
The minimum requirement for an employer is to appoint a person to take charge of the First Aid arrangements. This will include looking after the equipment and facilities and calling the emergency services. Arrangements should be made for an appointed person to be available to undertake these duties at all times when people are at work.
There is no formal assessment, however the trainer will assess each candidate ongoing throughout the course. This qualification is valid for three years.
Responsibilities and reporting
Assessment of the situation
Dealing with an unconscious casualty
Control of bleeding
£125 per person plus VAT inclusive of tuition, examination fees, certificate, course materials and course handbook