Legal obligation for first aid provision at work

Employers have an obligation under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and guidance documents L74 and GEIS to make adequate and appropriate first aid provision for their workforce.

It is recommended that someone is able to undertake first aid duties at all times when people are at work.

How many first aiders?

Our guide to the number of first aiders required in the workplace can help you to understand your requirements.

Risk assessment

You should carry out its own risk assessment to establish what level of first aid cover you require at each location.

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