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Introduction

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, recognise and accept their duties and responsibilities under First aid at work, The Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, and any amendments or additions (approved code of Practice and Guidance, L74). These regulations place a duty of care on the employer, to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. The aim of this policy is to ensure that the Trust continues to fulfil this duty of care. (Employees include bank, employee, students, temporary agency workers, volunteers, and honorary staff).

 

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to set out the measures required by the Trust to ensure compliance with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. It is not intended to replace or alter information given during first aid training courses. Similarly it does not replace, augment or in any way encroach upon policies and procedures for Doctors, Nursing staff and other health care professionals. Essentially this policy is directed at rendering first aid to Trust staff, although in the spirit of moral obligation in support of Trust values may be extended to other persons on Trust property.

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Nadine Williams, Occupational Health Manager
Ratified by: Health and Safety Committee
Date Ratified: July 2020
Date Issued: October 2020
Review Date: July 2023
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Nadine Williams, Occupational Health Manager