The HSE requires that sufficient first-aid equipment, facilities and trained personnel must be available at all times and in all places, depending on the hazards and risks there present.
However, in addition to training and First Aid kits, in order to be compliant with HSE guidance every business must have a current, documented first aid Risk and Needs Assessment.
Proper First Aid provision therefore has 4 parts:
The first step, the Risk and Needs Assessment, must establish the hazards faced by an organisation and its staff, and identify the specific first training, equipment and SOPs required in order to provide appropriate first aid in case of need.
The responsibility to carry out such an assessment rests squarely on the shoulders of each company, club etc..
First Aid Risk and Needs Assessments are complex. Consider that for each location in which a company has operations it is necessary to map out:
Sandstone has experienced operatives who are available to work with your H&S representative to assist them in carrying out your Risk and Needs Assessment exercise and prepare your written plan. If you are a large organisation which already has a First Aid Risk and Needs Assessment, we can work with you to develop the training, specify the kit and draft standard operating procedures (SOPs) required.
A First Aid Risk and Needs Assessment needs to be carried out and updated annually or when there are major changes in activity.
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