How Many First Aiders Do You Need in a UK Workplace?
The number of first aiders you need in your UK workplace depends on the number of employees you have. Here is a table of the minimum number of first aiders required for different numbers of employees:
| Number of employees | Number of first aiders
| Up to 50 | 1 |
| 51-100 | 2 |
| 101-200 | 3 |
| 201-500 | 4 |
| 501-1000 | 5 |
| Over 1000 | 6 + 1 additional first aider for every 500 employees over 1000 |
For example, if you have 50 employees, you need at least 1 first aider. If you have 100 employees, you need at least 2 first aiders. And if you have 500 employees, you need at least 4 first aiders.
It is important to note that these are just the minimum requirements. You may need more first aiders depending on the specific needs of your workplace. For example, if you have a high-risk workplace, you may need more first aiders than required by the law.
You should also consider the following factors when deciding how many first aiders you need:
- The size of your workplace
- The layout of your workplace
- The type of work your employees do
- The level of risk in your workplace
- The number of employees who are first aid trained
If you are unsure how many first aiders you need, you can contact the Health and Safety Executive for advice.
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