Introduction to this document

First aid at work policy

Unless your first aid arrangements are very simple, 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 your first aid arrangements. The contents are based on HSE guidance as updated in 2018.

Amend and add to the document to reflect your own circumstances. We’ve included notes in italics to help you identify which elements can be removed if not applicable.