The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require that in order to provide first aid to their employees who are injured or become ill at work, employers must have adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel. Regulation 3(2) states that:
Suggested numbers of first-aid personnel
First-aid personnel should be available at all time when people are at work, based on assessments of risk and number of workers.
Where there are special circumstances, such as remoteness from emergency medical services, shift work, or sites with several separate buildings, there may need to be more first-aid personnel than set out in the table below. Increased provision will be necessary to cover for absences.
Employers have a general duty under the Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure, as far is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work. People in control of non-domestic premises have a duty (under section 4 of the Act) towards people who are not their employees but use their premises.
Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuff, this Regulation controls the hygiene standards of food premises, food equipment and food handlers, also including training requirements.
The Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism (SARAH)
The changes have been designed to help volunteers, community groups, businesses and people who step in heroically to help in dangerous circumstances - following years of concerns that people were being put off from doing simple good deeds for fear of legal action if something went wrong.
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