What you need to know

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Requires employers to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees This also extends to non-employees such as outside contractors and members of the public.

Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (1982 in Northern Ireland)

Employers are required to provide adequate personnel, training, equipment and facilities to render FIRST AID to their employees should they become injured or taken ill at work.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

HSG65 guidance generally makes more explicit what employers are required to do to manage health and safety.

More information can be found on the HSE website http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/ or contact us and we can help!