Health and Safety legislation requires that all employers provide adequate first aid equipment, personnel and facilities to enable first aid to be given in the workplace when the need arises. the types of potential injury or illness that could arise and the degree of risk depends on the nature of the business. Failure to provide first aid could potentially result in a person’s death
Recent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive state that 144 people were killed in the workplace last year. Without a health and safety management system in place, the likelihood of a costly accident increases dramatically.