“We don’t have the time to send people on First Aid Courses.”
“It means we are not earning money if I send employees on a First Aid Course.”
Two of the most common statements I hear when I review a client’s training matrix and see a gap of very few trained first-aiders, or worse than that, none at all.
Then I usually get asked, “Do we have to train staff?”
Here is what the Health and Safety Executive state:
“The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require you to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities and people so your employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work. What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in your workplace and you should assess what your first-aid needs are. The minimum first-aid provision on any work site is: a suitably stocked first-aid kit; an appointed person to take charge of first-aid arrangements; information for employees about first-aid arrangements. It is important to remember that accidents and illness can happen at any time. Provision for first aid needs to be available at all times people are at work”.
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