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First Aid Team 2018-19

Wandsworth First Aid Training

First Aider - Regulations and Responsibility

The minimum level of first aid equipment as outlined below, must be suitably stocked and maintained in a properly identified container.

Every employer should provide sufficient quantity of first aid materials suitable for particular circumstance.

First aid containers should be conveniently placed, near hand washing facilities and should be dust and waterproof.  Contents will vary according to the need of each establishment and type of work and should contain only items useful for giving first aid, excluding other items such as medications.


  • Guidance leaflet - giving general guidance on First Aid
  • 20 individually wrapped sterile adhesive dressings (assorted sizes) appropriate to the type of work (i.e. detectable type for food handlers)
  • 2 sterile eye pads
  • 6 individually wrapped triangular bandages
  • 6 safety pins
  • 6 medium sized individually wrapped sterile unmedicated wound dressings
  • 2 large sterile individually wrapped unmedicated wound dressings
  • 3 extra large sterile individually wrapped unmedicated dressings

All First Aid containers must be identified by a white cross on a green background.


  • Be able to leave your work and respond swiftly to any calls for assistance in an emergency.
  • Know when to relinquish role and refer or hand over the casualty to medical help.
  • Know how to deal with a multiple accident, develop a system of triage, i.e. priorities of treatment and role in a major workplace emergency.
  • Have good geographical knowledge of the workplace and means of summoning help.
  • Be available for specialist training if there are hazards specific to the workplace.
  • Be accustomed to the writing up of reports relating to accidents.
  • Be able to respect the confidentiality of the patient.

For more information of the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 - you should obtain a copy of the H.S.E. booklet Approved Code of Practice and Guidance on Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (Ref.CD77).