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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.

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