Introduction to this document

First aid at work policy

Unless your first aid arrangements are very basic, e.g. one first aider and a first aid kit, it’s beneficial to have a formal policy to detail how you approach and manage first aid. This will help to show everyone in the business what has been decided.

Using our policy

Under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 employers are required to assess the needs for first aid in their business and provide personnel, facilities and equipment accordingly.

Our policy helps you to describe the first aid arrangements which you have assessed as necessary. The contents are based on HSE guidance as updated in 2018 as well as web-based guidance the HSE has published regarding the adaptations required during the coronavirus pandemic.