First aid needs assessment
First aid needs assessment

The following Practice Management guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • First aid needs assessment
  • Introduction
  • Responsibility
  • Location and access
  • Section A—Key first aid issues
  • Section B—Risk assessment
  • Section C—Record of first aid needs

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This document outlines the areas of our working practice we have assessed and the hazards and risks we have identified and considered in relation to first aid provision.

We summarise at Section A the breakdown of our organisation and key first aid issues.

We set out in Section B our identified risks and arrangements and measures which we will address in order to control and manage those risks.

From this assessment process, we have identified the current first aid needs of our organisation and these are documented in Section C.


The person with overall responsibility for this assessment is [insert name].

Other individuals with delegated responsibilities for first aid are:

Name Role
[Insert name] [Insert details, eg First aider for ground floor’]
[Insert name] [Insert details]
[Insert name] [Insert details]

The first aid needs assessment process is undertaken annually to ensure it remains effective.

All members of staff are encouraged to raise any issues and/or to make further