What first aid training do you need?
Every workplace is different and has unique needs. The guidance provided will help you to determine the right first aid training for your employees.
As an employe, you should assess your specific workplace and employees’ needs carefully and make sure your first aider’s training covers all the identified risks and hazards.
Use the table below to gain a basic understanding of the training needed to meet your minimum requirements. Then check the further key considerations and make sure the training your first aiders receive meets all your identified first aid needs:
|Step 1:Degree of Hazard||Low Hazard(eg. offices, shops, libraries)||Higher Hazard(eg. light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, construction, work involving harmful chemicals)|
|Step 2:Number of employees||< 25||25 – 30||> 50||< 5||5 – 50||> 50|
|Step 3:Recommended minimum first aid requirements||At least one person training in Emergency First Aid at Work||At least one person training in Emergency First Aid at Work||At least one person training in First Aid at Work for
every 100 employed on-site (or part thereof)
|At least one person training in Emergency First Aid at Work||At least one person training in Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work (depending on the specific hazards)||At least one person training in First Aid at Work for
every 50 employed on-site (or part thereof)
|Step 4:Previous injury and illness records / leave||What’s the risk of injury or ill health? Can this MINIMUM cover deal with the injuries and health issues that might occur and provide adequate cover for leave and holidays|
|Step 5:Specific risk factors to consider||