The Law

Would You Know What To Do?

Legal Requirements

 The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974:

Requires employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees. This also extends to non-employees such as outside contractors and members of the public.

The Management of the Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999:

Require employers to make a suitable & sufficient assessment of the risks to health & safety of all their employees. Information gathered from this risk assessment can help the employer to carry out the assessment for First Aid needs

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.


If, once a risk assessment has been condcted, it is found that First Aid provision is needed then a valid, certificated course must be completed by identified member(s) of staff. This certificate will be valid for up to three years. At this time a refresher course must be completed in order to maintain the qualification.

It is also highly recommended by the HSE that there be a half day skills update course attended annually for all courses.

Sapphire First Aid Training are supported by and provide certification through NUCO Training and First Aid Awards (FAA) Ltd. All of our trainers and assessors are NUCO qualified meaning that you can have confidence in the training being up to date and meet all necessary educational requirements.