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Part 1


No of persons at risk
Tick Applicable Box

Assessment No:














Main Activity/Process:




Action Due By Date:




Supervisor Approval:







Hazard Assessment:

Based upon your Risk Assessments what level of hazards are present in your business?

Low Risks:
Does your workplace have low-level hazards such as those you might find in offices and shops?


Higher Risks:
Does your workplace have higher level hazards, such as chemicals or dangerous machinery? Do your work activities involve special hazards, such as hydrofluoric acid or confined spaces or working at height?


FAW and EFAW are first aid training standards. 

The following will help you to assess your first aid needs.  Use these findings to decide whether you need first aiders and, if so, whether they should be trained in FAW or EFAW. EFAW training enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work. FAW training includes EFAW and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness.  The HSE have provided guidance on the minimum number of first aiders and their normal expectation as to the level of qualification required under different circumstances and these are listed below. To help keep their basic skills up to date, it is strongly recommended that your first-aiders undertake annual refresher training.

Low Levels of Risk:

Where you have assessed the level of risk as LOW you must follow the HSE minimum guidance:

HSE Recommended Minimum:


Action Required (if any)

You must have at least an appointed person to take charge of first-aid arrangements – see guidance for meaning of appointed person



You must have a suitably stocked first-aid box – see guidance for recommended contents.



Have all employees been informed who the appointed person is, including temporary staff, trainees and those on work experience?



Have all employees been informed where the first aid box is?



Is the first aid box being regularly checked?



In addition you should have a first aider trained in FAW or EFAW if you have more than 25 employees.  If you have more than 50 employees you should have one first aider trained in FAW for every 100 employees or part thereof



Is the training of your first aiders up to date?



Did you know:

Creating and reinforcing
a positive outlook towards
health and safety is part of a successful, positive, can-do business culture

Managers and line managers
and all employees have
an important role to play
and should be consulted

Employees and Managers
are often the first to
know if there is a problem
and the ones most likely
to have a solution

Employees have duties
under the legislation
as well as employers

Employees must take
reasonable care of themselves
and others affected
by their acts or ommissions

The HSE will prosecute
individuals in the management
chain who have neglected their responsibilities or connived or consented to breaches.