What are the 6 points of the first aid regulations?
six safety pins; two large, individually wrapped, sterile, unmedicated wound dressings; six medium-sized, individually wrapped, sterile, unmedicated wound dressings; at least three pairs of disposable gloves (you can find more advice here).
What regulations cover first aid?
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.
Does a first aider have to be on site at all times?
It is important to remember that accidents and illness can happen at any time. Provision for first aid needs to be available at all times people are at work.
What is included in first aid arrangements ‘?
Individually wrapped triangular bandages, preferably sterile. Safety pins. Large sterile individually wrapped unmedicated wound dressings. Medium-sized sterile individually wrapped unmedicated wound dressings.
Can I refuse to be a first aider?
‘A first aider can refuse to offer assistance however if they do assist they cannot change their mind halfway through and stop unless another suitably qualified person can take over. ‘ Really, I would like to know where you got this information from?
Do you get more money for being a first aider?
A. Unless it’s specifically mentioned in the contract of employment, or you’ve previously paid employees an additional amount for doing this role, they’re not entitled to any more money. However, you must pay your “volunteer” at their normal rate whilst they’re attending first aid training and any “refresher” courses.
What is the ACOP code of practice and guidance?
Approved Code of Practice and guidance This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice and will help you understand what you have to do to comply with the requirements of the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989, as amended in 1993, 1995, 1999 and 2015.
When did first aid regulations come into force?
The Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations came into force in 1989. The Regulations require the person in control (such as an installation operator) to provide suitable medical and first-aid facilities, as well as sufficiently trained and competent first-aiders and offshore medics.
What are the standards for first aid at work?
HSENI will continue to set the standards for training. While the changes give employers flexibility, the one day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and three day First Aid at Work (FAW) courses remain the building blocks for first aid at work training.
What do you need to know about the ACOP?
The ACOP covers the provision of adequate first aid and basic health care for all personnel, including visitors, who are injured or become ill while on offshore installations. It also considers the role, responsibilities and competencies of offshore medics and offshore first-aiders and the assessment of basic first-aid and healthcare needs.