8.6 First Aid

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Heads of Establishment should work with staff to agree the level of first aid provision that is required for a Routine and Expected Visit. The following factors should be considered;

  • How quickly medical care can be accessed
  • Any known medical needs

Where the risk assessment determines the risk is low, it may not be necessary to provide a trained first aider. By contrast, if the risk assessment indicates a raised or high level of risk it will necessary for one or more of the accompanying staff to hold a first aid certificate.

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