First aid at work: do you comply with the law?
According to Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety at Work Summary statistics for Great Britain (2017) over 600,000 injuries occurred in the workplace between 2016 and 2017. Also, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that the current cost of injuries and ill health to businesses is £14.9 billion. All organisations need to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. These regulations apply to all workplaces, regardless of size or number of employees. All employers should assess their first aid needs based on the hazards and risks that exist.