First Aid

The following documents have been updated and can be found here:

  • First Aid Management Standard
  • First Aid Guidance
  • First Aid Needs Assessment Template


The main changes are relating to the first aider training requirements for low risk work environments where the 1 day emergency first aid training course is suitable. There are also additional considerations related to blended working when appointing first aiders and completing the first aid needs assessments. Please share the management standard and guidance document with your first aiders.


Please note that no new first aiders should be put forward for training until the first aid needs assessment for the work area/building has been completed (either by the unit responsible or the Building User Group if there are multiple units sharing) and reviewed by the relevant OHSS Health and Safety Adviser.


Emergency first aid training (1 day course) can be booked on the LMS, First Aid at Work training (3 day course) and refreshers can be booked via the OHSS Training Administrator Lou Purvis.