The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require
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 and to the self-employed. It is
recommended that someone is able to undertake First Aid duties at all times
when people are at work.
Aiders and Appointed Persons
AB Fire Safety Training Services offers courses to train
people in the workplace as both First Aiders and Appointed Persons.
Appointed persons are people within the workplace who are responsible for
dealing with emergencies, first aid provisions, accident book and first aid
in the absence of a HSE certificated First Aider.