First Aid - Definitions

Appointed person – The individual who:

  • Takes charge following illness or injury at work.
  • Maintains first aid equipment. In most cases this means ensuring the first aid box is stocked and restocked.
First aider – A person who has undergone an approved training course and holds a certificate for first aid at work.

Departmental first aid coordinator – The person responsible for:
  • Undertaking an assessment of the needs of a work area.
  • Liaising with other parties when needed on first aid matters e.g. the occupational health service and safety personnel.
  • Coordinate cover within a building when appropriate to cover other departments.
  • Ensuring the required equipment and number of certificated first aiders are available within their area of responsibility.
People can hold more than one of the above remits.