Some jobs are more dangerous than others, but every employer is responsible for the safety of their employees in the workplace. One of the best ways for employers to meet their legal and moral obligations to their employees is to provide first aid training to employees. Having employees trained in first aid provides benefits that aren’t always obvious. We will look at some of the ways that first aid training can benefit both employers and employees.
A lot of you are clients work across utility and construction sites and the mandatory first aid requirements for these sites are covered in The health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981. The appointed person must provide and stock a first aid box with sufficient supplies to cater to the number of workers on site.
An appointed person must be always on-site; this is why you need to have multiple workers trained in first aid. Information on who the appointed persons on site and where to find them needs to be displayed on-site.
What are the requirements for first aiders on a utility / construction site? (Now some sites the Client or the Principal Contractor will expect everyone to have a EFAW Certificate)
The HSE requires at least one appointed person on a site with fewer than five people.
If between 5-50 people work on the site, there needs to be at least one first aider trained in Emergency First Aid or First Aid at Work. The level of first aid course needed will depend on the types of injury that could occur on the site.
If the site has more than 50 people working on it, there needs to be one first aider trained in First Aid at Work, for every 50 people (or part of 50 people).
What is an appointed person?
The appointed person is an individual who manages the first aid facilities and equipment on-site. They will also call the emergency services when required.
What is a first aider?
A first aider is someone who has been trained by a competent first aid training provider in first aid at work, emergency first aid at work, or some other appropriate level of training (identified by your needs assessment).
Training with Pragmatic
We have a wide range of first aid trainers from a wide background, including prescribing nurses, ex paramedics, ex forces and others. All of our trainers are passionate and will adapt courses to suit your needs.
What Open Courses do Pragmatic offer
Emergency First Aid at Work 1 Day EFAW Dates Cost per delegate is £90 + VAT if you book 2 or more we can offer a 10% discount
First Aid at Work 3 Day FAW Dates Cost per delegate is £330 + VAT if you book 2 or more we can offer a 10% discount
Can Pragmatic Trainers come to US?
We can also deliver at your premises across the UK. For the 1 Day EFAW prices start from £600 + VAT (Max 12 people) or the 3 Day FAW prices start from £1,500 + VAT (Max 12 people)