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HS FA Regs 1981

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

This guidance from the Health & Safety Executive is for employers. It sets out what you need to do to address first-aid provision in the workplace.

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First aid at Work - First Aid Needs Assessment.Health & Safety Executive Logo

In order to decide what provision you need to make you should undertake a first-aid needs assessment. The findings will help you decide what first-aid arrangements you need to put in place. This guidance from the Heath & Safety Executive is designed to help in conducting your first-aid needs assessment.

FAW Questions AnsweredFirst Aid at Work – Your Questions Answered.

This leaflet by the Health & Safety Executive answers some basic questions about first-aid provision at work.


Selecting FA training ProviderSelecting a First Aid provider.

This guidance is for employers. It will help you identify and select a competent training provider to deliver your first-aid training needs.


Basic First Aid AdviceBasic advice on first aid.

This leaflet, from the Health & Safety Executive, contains basic advice on first aid for use in an emergency. It is not a substitute for effective first aid training.


hse logoReporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).

This site provides information on RIDDOR which puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).


Resuscitation Council (UK)

FAQs with regards Training in CPR and AED.

Frequently asked questions from the Resuscitation Council (UK) website with regards training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of Automated External Defibrilators (AEDs).


RC UKThe legal status of those who attempt resuscitation.

Guidance from the Resuscitation Council (UK) on the possibility of legal actions being taken against first aiders and the likely results of such an action.


RC UKRescuscitation Guidelines 2015.

The latest guidelines from the Resuscitation Council (UK). The latest guidelines were released in October 2015.


RC UKLifesaver - game in a film.

The Resuscitation Council (UK) has combined forces with award-winning production company UNIT9 to develop Lifesaver, a live-action movie you play like a game. It just happens to show you how to save someone's life. It throws you into the heart of the action, changing what happens in movies showing real people in real places.

Epilepsy Action

What to do when someone has a seizure.

Information on Epilepsy from the British Epilepsy Association, explaining what a seizure is and the action that should be taken when someone has a seizure.


RC UKEmergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions.

This document provides guidance for healthcare providers who are expected to deal with an anaphylactic reaction. It describes the recognition and treatment of an anaphylactic reaction including the delivery of drugs for treatment. It contains some useful (and interesting) facts about anaphylaxis.