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  • Tips & Advice You & Your Business - Q&A - must we provide first aid to the public?
    Q&A - must we provide first aid to the public?..Q. Is our business legally obliged to provide first aid treatment and items, e.g. plasters, to members of the public? A. Under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 , your duty to provide first aid treatment and items such as plasters only extends to your employees. It doesn’t cover members of the public. Nonetheless, the HSE recommends that you include the public when assessing your first aid needs. For businesses with easy public access, such...
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  • Tips & Advice You & Your Business - HSE guidance: first aid and defibrillators
    HSE guidance: first aid and defibrillators..Updated. The HSE recently updated its free advice leaflet “Basic advice on first aid at work” (see The next step ). It provides essential guidance on what to do in the event of a medical emergency in your workplace. One notable addition is in the section on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (or CPR). For the first time, reference is made to the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) and where they fit into the resuscitation process. The importance of using...
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - First aid kits: the essentials
    A company has contacted you saying that you must review the contents of your first aid kit and include certain items by law. What’s the actual legal position and how often should the contents be checked and/or replaced?
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - Are employers required to provide a trained first aider?
    Even though you only have a couple of employees a colleague has told you that the relevant legislation has changed recently meaning you must have a trained first aider. Is she right?
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  • Tips & Advice You & Your Business - Must your company train its first aiders annually?
    Another director has come to you in a panic. They’ve heard that under new rules, all employees who are first aiders must now undergo annual refresher training with an accredited trainer. How can you put their mind at rest?
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