As an employer you have obligations and responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of your employees and visitors to your premises.   Arguably one of the most important and  common areas for consideration is how your company reacts to anyone that is hurt or taken ill whilst at work.

It is a common misconception that first-aid requirements are based solely on the number of employees you have, in fact legislation states that you  must have adequate and appropriate  first-aid provisions in place to allow you to treat any injured or ill employee or visitor immediately. But how do you determine what would be considered as adequate and appropriate for your organisation?.

The first step in this process is to complete a First-Aid needs Assessment.