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Sureteam and The Goods Shed Arts Centre Support each other through COVID

The Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre LogoHealth and safety training plays a large part in how Sureteam supports clients so they can ensure a safety culture is created from within. For many industries, it’s also a legal requirement. A lot of Sureteam’s courses have been able to smoothly transition online during the COVID pandemic thanks to services like Zoom, but some training such as Emergency First Aid is simply not possible virtually. That’s where The Goods Shed Arts Centre was able to help out.

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First-Aid needs Assessments – What are they and how do I complete one?

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.

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What Should Be in a First Aid Box?

First Aid KitEven in the lowest risk jobs, a first aid kit is essential to treat any minor injuries or wounds that may occur during the working day. The complexity of the contents may vary from job to job depending on what was established as part of the risk assessment. Have you ever wondered what exactly should or shouldn’t go into a first aid box? This will hopefully help to dispel some of the myths and provide some facts:

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 states:

“An employer shall provide or ensure that there are provided such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work”

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Sureteam Excel during Quality Inspection from the CIEH

first aid trainingWe are always so proud at the effort and commitment our team make to help businesses and individuals with Health and Safety. But recently we are more proud than ever to have passed our CIEH First Aid Training inspection with flying colours.

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