How many first aid personnel do you need?
This table offers suggestions on how many first aiders or appointed persons you may need. The details in the table are suggestions only – they are not definitive nor are they a legal requirement. It is for you to assess your first-aid needs in the light of your particular circumstances – try our checklist to help with this.
Suggested numbers of first-aid personnel
First-aid personnel should be available at all times people are at work, based on assessments of risk and number of workers. Where there are special circumstances, such as remoteness from emergency medical services, shift work, or sites with several separate buildings, there may need to be more first-aid personnel than set out below. Increased provision will be necessary to cover for absences.