Under Health and Safety law, an employer has a responsibility to ensure that first aid provision in the workplace is sufficient. This includes carrying out a first aid needs assessment to decide where, how many and what type of first aiders are needed. Then providing training and refresher training for those first aiders, and providing sufficient first aid kits and equipment for the workplace, ensuring that all staff are aware of how and where to get first aid treatment.
First aid training is a crucial aspect of workplace safety. Being prepared to handle emergencies can mean the difference between life and death, particularly when medical professionals may not be immediately available. First aid training equips employees with the necessary skills to assess and respond to various medical situations effectively.