What employers must do to protect first aiders

Employers may need to update their first aid needs risk assessment.

First aiders are likely to be at an increased risk due to the close contact they could have with individuals. Consider whether your employer has implemented arrangements to protect them, such as PPE, and whether they have been thoroughly briefed on how to implement those arrangements.

Employers will also need to consider how first aid provision will be maintained during periods of high staff absence, when first aiders may not be available.

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