Every workplace is different so it is impossible for the HSE to specify your individual first aid requirements, so to ensure you cover your needs the HSE advise you to carry out an assessment.

The way you work may have changed through the pandemic with increased working from home, so consider how your business will change in the coming year and ensure your first aid needs are covered.

This assessment doesn’t need to be a written form but there are good reasons to do so.

Putting your assessment in writing provides evidence that you are doing what is required, it is also easier to review your arrangements in the future and record any changes made.

The assessment covers the following:

  • Risk of injury
  • Persons at risk
  • Location/Accessibility to emergency personnel
  • Hours of work