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How many first aiders does your business need?

The relevant regulations are the
Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, updated October 2013. This guidance
to the regulations sets out the difference between a 'first aider trained in emergency first aid
at work' and an 'appointed person':
first aid courses

In assessing need, employers need to consider:
• Workplace hazards and risks;
• The size of the organisation;
• The organisation's history of accidents;
• The nature and distribution of the workforce;
• The remoteness of the site from emergency medical services;
• The needs of travelling, remote and lone workers;
• Employees working on shared or multi-occupied sites;
• Annual leave and other absences of first aiders and appointed persons.

Whilst the regulations do not give specific personnel numbers, the guidance does give suggested numbers of first aid personnel:

From your risk assessment, what degree of hazard is associated with your work activities? How many employees do you have? What first aid personnel
do you need?
Lower Hazard
e.g. shops, offices, libraries.
than 25
At least one appointed person
  25-50 At least one first aider trained
  More than 50 One additional first aider trained in FAW for every 100 employees (or part thereof)

Higher Hazard
e.g. Light engineering  and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, construction, slaughterhouse, chemical, manufacturing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments.

Less than 5 At least one appointed person
  5-50 At least one first aider trained
in EFAW or FAW depending on the type of injuries which might occur
  More than 50 One additional first aider trained in FAW for every 50 employed (or part thereof)

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