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 in the workplace. This includes suitably trained personnel to respond in a medical emergency and suitable equipment to be available. 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. Firstly, a minimum of three days First Aid at Work Course (FAW) with a two-day refresher every three years. Secondly, a one-day Emergency First Aid At work course (EFAW) with a one-day refresher every three years). Finally, an Appointed Person course, where a first aider is not required. In the case of first-aiders or emergency first-aiders, 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 delivers 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 are overseen by our own in-house medical doctor who has significant experience in front-line emergency medical care and training delivery.