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Document ID (ISN)101964
CIS number 03-661
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2608-3
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 069
Author(s) Winton C.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Evaluation of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and the approved code of practice and guidance
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. ix, 85p. Illus. Price: GBP 25.00.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr069.pdf [in English]
Abstract This report presents the findings of an evaluation into the current first aid regulations and associated guidance, commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive in order to establish the relevance of first aid in industry today and to recommend the scope of future regulations. A questionnaire survey was addressed to representative employers on the awareness and level of application of first aid regulations. Interviews were subsequently conducted with selected employers in order to obtain further details. It was found that first aid awareness and penetration in workplaces was good, with the principal objectives of the regulations having very wide appeal. Compliance, however, was found to be more in the spirit rather than to the letter of the regulations and this exposed some important deficiencies in the format and content of guidance. Recommendations are made regarding the development of future regulations and associated guidance and on the frequency and duration of first aid training.
Descriptors (primary) first-aid organization; legislation; first-aid services; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) first-aid training; responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; comment on directive; comment on law; directive; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
First aid and emergency organization