Useful Guidance and Links
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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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.
This leaflet by the Health & Safety Executive answers some basic questions about first-aid provision at work.
This guidance is for employers. It will help you identify and select a competent training provider to deliver your first-aid training needs.
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.
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).
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).
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.
The latest guidelines from the Resuscitation Council (UK). The latest guidelines were released in October 2015.
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.
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.
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.