Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Provisions for first-aid.


165. (1) An employer shall—

(a) provide and maintain suitably marked and easily accessible first-aid equipment, as is adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first-aid to be given to persons at every place where working conditions require it, at a place of work under the employer’s control,

(b) designate at each place of work under the employer’s control the number of occupational first-aiders as is necessary to give first-aid at the place of work concerned,

(c) ensure that the number of occupational first-aiders, their training and the equipment available to them is adequate, taking account of the size or hazards, or both, of each such place of work, and

(d) ensure that—

(i) details of arrangements made for the provision of first-aid, including the names of occupational first-aiders and the location of first-aid rooms equipment and facilities for or at the place of work are included in the safety statement, and

(ii) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the local emergency services are clearly displayed at each place of work.

(2) Where an occupational first-aider provided under paragraph (1)(b) is absent in temporary and exceptional circumstances, it shall be sufficient compliance with that paragraph if the employer designates a person, or ensures that a person is designated, to take charge of an injured or ill person.