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Here is the Suggested numbers of First Aid personnel to be available at ALL times people are at work
From your risk assessment,
How many Employees
What First Aid personnel do you need?
|Low Hazard, eg Offices, Shops,|
Fewer than 25
At Least one appointed person
|At Least one First Aider trained in EFAW|
More than 50
|At least one first aider trained in FAW for|
every 100 employed (or part thereof)
|Higher Hazard eg Light engineering|
and assembly work, Food processing, Warehousing,
Extensive work with dangerous machinery or
Construction, Chemical Manufacture
Fewer Than 5
At least one appointed First Aider
5 - 50
|At least one First Aider trained in|
EFAW or FAW depending on the type
of injuries that might occur
|More than 50||At least one First Aider trained in|
FAW for every 50 Employed (or part thereof)
EFAW = Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day Course)
FAW = First Aid at Work (3 Day Course)
As of October 1st 2014 Schools are Now able to hold a stock of Salbutamol inhalers for Emergencies
Approximately 20 Children of school age in England & Wales die every year from Asthma & most deaths occur before the child reaches hospital.
Common Symptoms for Stroke
The first signs of someone has had a stroke are very sudden
Numbness, Weakness or Paralysis - on one side of the body (signs of this may be dropping, Leg or lower eyelid or dribbling of the mouth.
Slurred Speech - or difficulty finding words or understanding speech
Loss of Sight - Sudden Burred vision
Confusion - or unsteadiness
a Severe Headache
USE THE FAST TEST
Face - Can the person smile? has their mouth or an Eye drooped
Arms - Can the person raise both arms
Speach - Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
Time - to call 999 / 112