First Aid at Work
Policy and Arrangements for the Provision of First Aid
The policy aims to ensure that the Univeristy complies with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Approved Code of Practice and Guidance to these regulations.
The employer is required to provide an adequate number of suitably qualified first aiders and adequate first aid equipment and supplies. The University policy in this matter is to ensure that there is a minimum of one first aider for every 50 employees.
Duties and Responsibilities
Head of Department
- to ensure that there are adequate and appropriate numbers of first aiders taking into consideration hazardous areas, employees working away from the University and areas where specific hazards exist
- to make arrangements for replenishing departmental first aid boxes when there is no first aider available in the department to carry out this task
- to provide first aid boxes and replacement contents
- to provide first aid courses