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How many first aiders do I need?

Keeping your staff adequately First Aid trained is an important aspect of looking after your employees safety and there is a requirement by law to keep your levels of first aid trained employees up to date. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 suggests that employers make sure that they provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill in your workplace.

There isn’t an exact blueprint for working this out as there are a number of influencing factors which need to be assessed when working out how many first aiders you need in your workplace. We recently wrote a good article on this subject to help give you an understanding of what you need to factor in – how many first aiders do we need at work?

Below is a table from The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on how many first aiders needed for small to medium sized businesses.

This is to be used as a guide only and really your requirements need to be calculated more specifically.

Take our assessment via our online calculator to get a more tailored view on how many first aiders are required in your workplace.

How many first aiders at work? online calculator

Our best advice would be to get in touch with us so that we can give you customised advice for your environment – Contact us.