First Aid At Work Regulations

First Aid at Work Regulations

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 were revised and implemented in October 2013.
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The guidance in this publication is intended for employers. It provides information on what companies need to do when providing first aid in your workplace. Specifically, it provides information on:

  • Managing the provision of first aid (first aid kit, equipment, rooms etc.)
  • Requirements and training for first aiders
  • Requirements for appointed persons
  • Making employees aware of first aid arrangements
  • First aid and the self-employed
  • Cases where first aid regulations do not apply

In addition this edition of the regulation details the amendment to regulation 3(2). Consequently this regulation removed the requirement for the HSE to approve the training and qualifications of appointed first aid personnel. It also incorporates some additional amendments brought about by other previous legislative changes.

As Scotland’s leading training provider and the standard setter in first aid we will help you understand your roles and responsibilities. We will also help you to promptly set up all first aid and health and safety requirements to ensure your workplace is completely compliant.

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