Legislation

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HSENI suggested number of first-aid personnel, approved code of practice and guidance:

Category of riskNo employed at any locationSuggested number of first aid personnel
Lower risk e.g. shops, offices, librariesFewer than 50At least one appointed person
 50-100At Least one first aider
 More than 100One additional first aider for every 100 employed
Medium risk e.g. light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousingFewer than 20At least one appointed person
 20-100At least one first aider for every 50 employed (or part thereof)
Higher risk e.g. most construction, Slaughter, chemical manufacture, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instrumentsFewer than 5At least one appointed person
 5-50At least one first aider
 More than 50One additional first aider for every 50 employed
 Where there are hazards for which addition first-aid skills are specific emergency action necessaryIn addition, at least one first aider trained

For full information on Legislation go to the Health and Safety Executive NI