Fiona has been a nurse for 34 years and is currently the Chief Nurse at Florence. She is a strong advocate for professional issues and fairness within the profession.
About this course
**Welcome to the Florence Academy First Aid at Work module.**
Within this First Aid at Work module, you will be introduced to a wide variety of incidents that may occur in the workplace, or equally outside in the public area. As always the priority is safety to yourself, those around you and the victim.
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.
What is 'adequate and appropriate' will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained first-aiders are needed, what should be included in a first-aid box and if a first-aid room is required. Employers should carry out an assessment of first-aid needs to determine what to provide.
This course will help you to respond to an emergency situation safely, but the main point is to always seek expert help as soon as possible
**and remember - this module does not provide you with the practical skills required to carry out any of the activity described within the chapters.**