First aid, accidents and ill health in the workplace


You are responsible for making sure that your employees receive immediate attention if they become ill or are injured at work. Therefore, you must have first aid arrangements in your workplace.

At a minimum you must have:

  • a suitably stocked first aid box
  • an appointed person to take charge of first aid arrangements
  • information for all employees giving details of first aid arrangements

Under health and safety law, you must also report and keep a record of certain injuries, incidents and work-related diseases. This guide gives an overview of first aid provision, which incidents you must report and how records should be kept.