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The law states you have to have suitable and sufficient first aid provision (i.e. facilities, first aid kits and trained first aiders) but you are the best qualified person to decide what that is. However, if there is an accident or someone is taken ill and they suffer harm because of a lack of first aid provision on your part, you will be left in a difficult position.
To avoid this, you need to carry out a first aid needs assessment. Essentially this is just looking at your organisation and deciding a sensible level of cover. The HSE recommends thinking about the following factors.
To help you further the HSE have produced a really useful guidance document of case studies looking at different types of organisation and suggesting an appropriate amount of training and equipment. If you would like a free copy of this document click here or if you have any questions on your level of first aid cover you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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