City Resource Training Department offer two First Aid courses at competitive prices.

 

Emergency First Aid at Work
This course is a one day long first aid course that may be a HSE requirement for your place of work.

First Aid at Work
This course is a three day long first aid course that may also be a HSE requirement for your place of work.

Employers’ Legal Duties

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.

What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained first-aiders are needed, what should be included in a first-aid box and if a first-aid room is required. Employers should carry out an assessment of first-aid needs to determine what to provide.

A first-aider is someone who has done training appropriate to the level identified in the needs assessment. This may be:

  • First aid at work (FAW); or
  • Emergency first aid at work (EFAW); or
  • Some other first-aid training appropriate to the particular circumstances of your workplace.

The table below shows the suggested number of first-aid personnel to be available at all times people are at work.

From your risk assessment what degree of hazard is associated with your work activities? How many employees do you have? What first aid personnel do you need?
Low Hazard: eg: offices, shops, libraries Less than 25 At least one appointed person
25 to 50 At least one first-aider trained in EFAW
More than 50 At least one first-aider trained in FAW for every 100 employed (or part thereof)
Higher Hazard: eg light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, construction, chemical manufacture Less than 5 At least one appointed person
5 to 50 At least one first-aider trained in EFAW or FAW depending on the type of injuries that might occur
More than 50 At least one first-aider trained in FAW for every 50 employed (or part thereof)

So what are you waiting for? Want to know more, or finding yourself the slightest bit intrigued? Well, call the City Resource Training Department on 01733 344382, 07850 938345 or email us at jobs@cityresourceltd.co.uk to find out more.