Assessment of First Aid Needs - UK

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The minimum first-aid provision for each work site is:

  • A suitably stocked first-aid container (ACOP 29-35)
  • A person to take charge of first-aid arrangements (ACOP 58-61)
  • Information for employees on first-aid arrangements (ACOP 62-65)

This checklist will help assist you to assess whether you need to make any additional provision.



Don’t forget that first aiders and appointed persons take leave and are often absent from the premises for other reasons. You must appoint sufficient people to cover these absences to enable first-aid personnel to be available at all times people are at work.

Extract taken from: First Aid at Work - The Health & Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 – Approved Code of Practice & Guidance (ACOP L74) complete copy available from HSE Books