First aid, accidents and illness in the workplace



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

At a minimum you at least 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

This guide covers what to include in your first aid kit and the role of first aiders and appointed persons. It also explains your RIDDOR responsibilities, including reporting an incident and keeping records of accidents and illness

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