The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (1981) require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable First Aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. These regulations apply to all workplaces, including those with five or fewer employees, and to the self-employed.

If an employer decides to appoint first aiders, the first aiders must have a valid certificate of competence of being a first aider. There are two approved courses for First Aid in the workplace:

These qualifications link to the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications, and are supported by both Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Skills for Health.

Additional First Aid Training:

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