First Aid

What should be in a First Aid Kit?

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There is no mandatory list of contents for a first aid kit as the contents depend on an employer’s assessment of first-aid needs. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggest the following as a minimum for a low risk environment: 20 individually wrapped  sterile plasters (assorted sizes) Two sterile eye pads Four individually wrapped triangular

How long does my First Aid certificate last for?

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First Aid certificates last for three years from their date of issue.  However, the HSE recommends that First Aiders attend annual refresher training to help maintain basic skills and to keep up to date with any changes to first-aid procedures. What happens once your First Aid certificate runs out depends on the course that you

How many First Aiders / First Aid Kits should we have?

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There are no hard and fast rules for how many First Aiders you must have in your business.  However, regulations state that “an employer should make an assessment of first aid needs appropriate to the circumstances of each workplace”. Your first aid cover will depend on many factors so every business will have potentially different

Can you carry out CPR?


CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and is used on a casualty when they are unconscious and not breathing normally. “Cardio” relates to the heart and “pulmonary” relates to the lungs. As a First Aider, when you begin CPR you are taking over the function of the lungs, ensuring the movement of air in and out