The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to ensure there are adequate and appropriate first aid personnel and facilities for their employees in the event of an injury or illness at work. This includes suitably trained personnel to respond in a medical emergency and
suitable equipment. The detailed requirements for each workplace are to be determined by an assessment of first-aid needs, conducted by the employer.
There are three main recognised standards of normal workplace first aid training: a minimum three day First Aid at Work Course (FAW) with a two day refresher every three years; a one day Emergency First Aid At work course (EFAW) with a one day refresher every three years); and an Appointed Persons course, where a first aider is not required. In the case of first aiders or emergency firstaiders, there may also be the need for additional training for specific hazards, and whilst not mandatory, HSE
strongly recommends annual refresher training to help qualified first-aiders maintain their basic skills and keep up to date with first-aid procedures.
First aid training led by our own in-house doctor
Centurion Alba deliver a complete range of workplace first aid and medical training suitable for almost any industry and activity. The design and delivery of our medical courses is overseen by our own in-house medical doctor who has significant experience in front-line emergency medical care and training delivery.