What information should employees get about first aid?
All employees must be given clear information about first aid available in the workplace, including the location of first aid kits, the names and locations of first aiders, the location of any first aid room and procedures to follow when first aid is needed. This information should be given:
· when an employee is first employed
· when there is a change in the nature or location of the duties the employee performs
· when there’s a significant change in personnel – for example if the first aiders are replaced
· at regular intervals to refresh and remind them – for example annually.
Employees have useful information about the hazards people face at work and circumstances that can affect access to first aid. So it’s recommended that you involve them in the planning and provision of first aid at work. For more information see the First Aid for Workplaces – a Good Practice Guide
Date Modified: Thursday, 10 September 2009
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