Are your first-aid personnel adequately trained?


Check that there are adequate first-aid trained personnel, with records available.

Reason for This Question

This is important to comply with the The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

Possible Answers

Red: No trained first-aiders
Amber: Evidence of trained first-aiders on site, but no records available
Green: Trained first-aiders on site with training records up to date

Common Issues

  • No personnel trained in first-aid.
  • Insufficient number of staff first-aid trained.
  • No first-aid trained personnel on the premises.
  • Uncertainty about the number of first-aid trained staff.

Fail Rate

32.35% of businesses failed this question based on our sample data.

How to Stay Compliant

Ensure adequate numbers of staff are first-aid trained and records of training are kept.

Additional Information

First-Aid at Work “Your Questions Answered” Leaflet

The HSE have released a leaflet which answers the basic questions about first-aid provisions at work.

The questions answered are:

  • What is first aid at work?
  • What do I need to do?
  • What should I consider when assessing first-aid needs?
  • What should I put in the first-aid box?
  • What is an appointed person?
  • What is a first-aider?
  • How do I identify and select a competent training provider?
  • How many appointed persons or first-aiders do I need?
  • What information do I need to provide for employees?
  • Where can I find out more?

People at work can suffer injuries or be taken ill. It doesn’t matter whether the injury or illness is caused by the work they do or not, it is important to give them immediate attention and call an ambulance in serious cases. You should make arrangements to ensure this happens. It can save lives and prevent minor injuries becoming major ones.
– Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Our Solutions

We are always available to help assess and advise on your first aid requirements. We are also a Highfield Approved for delivering first aid training. So even if you are an accountant in Wirral or an Emergency Plumber in London, we have a first aid solution for you.

This post is part of the “Focus on Health and Safety Audit Questions” series.