The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
Employers are required to carry out an assessment of first-aid needs. This involves consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors, to determine what first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel should be provided.
First Aid is a vital skill that everyone should have. People who have knowledge of First Aid increase the survivability of others around them. From as little as a cut or bruise to the fatal extreme of cardiac arrest, employees should be educated on all aspects to help those in their time of need. First Aid skills aren’t just for in the office or workplace though. These skills can be used in everyday situations whether it be a burn or an adult choking. Learn the basics and be prepared. You could save someone’s life one day.
First aid is the immediate help given to someone who is ill or injured. A first aider gives this immediate help to the casualty while making sure that the casualty and those around the casualty (including themselves) are safe.
Sometimes an injury is minor and a workplace first aider can manage this without further help. For example, injuries such as minor burns, cuts and bruises. For more serious injuries, the first aider must reassure the casualty while they are waiting for medical help to arrive, either by a doctor, a medical professional or go to the hospital.
Mind Matters offers the full range of Mental Health First Aid England licensed MHFA courses. MHFA courses have been developed to meet the needs of a variety of organisations and groups.
They are all evidence-based internationally recognised courses and are flexible to meet your needs. Half-day MHFA training courses raise awareness, full-day MHFA courses equip you to be a Champion in Mental Health and how to support others, and the full two-day courses equip you to be a Mental Health First Aider.
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