Are you an employer? Do you understand your legal obligations with regard to First Aid Training, to both your employees and your customers?
Did you know that Independent Medical Solutions provide a First Aid Course, in First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work, ideally suited to your company’s full compliance of Health and Safety Executive legislation. Are you compliant?
Health and Safety provision is a legal duty of every Employer or Self-Employed person. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASWA) stipulates that it is the duty of every employer to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees so far as is reasonably practical.
As an employer you have a legal obligation under the Health And Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (ACOP L74) to make adequate and appropriate First Aid provision for your workforce.
“Breach of Health and Safety Regulations is a criminal offense and can result in the Company, or an individual manager, being prosecuted by the appropriate Health and Safety enforcement authority and if found guilty being fined or imprisoned. Each breach can incur a fine of up to £20,000; deliberately breaking the law, or by being seriously negligent in carrying out legal duties that result in lives being endangered, can lead to unlimited fines and/or imprisonment.” (Lawgistics - Source: Health and Safety Executive HSE41-rev1-02/09)
You also need to be mindful of the “No Win … No Fee” culture of ambulance chasing solicitors. These additional financial penalties could cripple or even liquidate a small business: