First Aid Training in Stoke-on-Trent

Regardless of the type of workplace, accidents at work are common. Whether involving a tripping or slipping accident, a burn injury, cuts, injuries from falling or having something fall upon you, an injury from defective equipment, injuries from lifting, manual handling or strain injuries – the fact of the matter is, there are in infinite number of ways in which any of us could require first aid treatment  whilst at work.

Accidents will happen!

In the West Midlands alone, there were an estimated 1,570 cases per 100,000 workers of non-fatal work related injuries sustained over the period 2019/20 (Source: Health & Safety Executive), many of which occurred in Stoke-on-Trent.  Employers (including Local Education Authorities and school governing bodies) are responsible for ensuring, as far as is practicable, the health and safety of their employees whilst they’re at work, and students in the case of centres of learning.

Duty of care

Part of this responsibility is insuring you have adequate first aid provisions in place, including first aid training for select personnel. If this duty is neglected, any injuries sustained at work may be exacerbated, which is bad for the injured party, bad for you as the employer and bad for business.

Acadame offer a wide range of first aid training for Stoke-on-Trent businesses and individuals from our dedicated training centre, right here in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. People travel to us from far and wide for first aid training thanks to our hard-won reputation in the health and safety industry, but as a Stoke-on-Trent business owner, you can benefit from having us right on your doorstep!

QNUK accredited

We regularly provide accredited courses that result in the following QNUK qualifications:

If you’re unsure of what first aid training provision you require for your workplace, whether in terms of meeting your legal and/or ethical obligations, we’re here to help. If you know exactly what training you require you can head straight to our upcoming courses page and book your training. For expert consultation or straightforward advice, simply get in touch and we’ll do the rest.

Contact Acadame

If you have any questions regarding our courses that haven’t been answered online, contact a member of our team. We are always happy to help, simply call +44 03301242165 or email hello@acadame.co.uk today.

How many First Aiders does a business need?

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Well accidents can happen at any time which means first aid provisions at work need to be available at all times including weekends, holidays, sickness and for shift cover. If your company was to have just one person who was trained in first aid and that person was to go away for two weeks in the summer, the company is automatically not covered in their absence. A backup is always necessary to protect both employees and the business reputation and our first aid courses in Stoke are always eager to train people up, they’re fun and engaging too – so how many are required?

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What is the Risk?

The number of people trained in first aid required by law differs based on a few factors with the most important being the ‘risk level’ of the industry they operate in. These can be divided up into low risk and high-risk businesses:

Low Risk – This applies to small offices, shops and libraries or any business that has relatively few hazards present on a day to day basis. If the staff level is under 25 people, then by law the company is only required to have one member of staff appointed to taking care of first aid. Up to 50 people and the company is required to have an emergency first aider on-site at all times and will need to have been on a one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course in Stoke. If there are more than 50 workers, the nominated individuals should have undertaken a 3-day First Aid at Work course available in Stoke to qualify and must be onsite at all times.

Higher Hazard Workplaces – Including assembly work, food warehouses, engineering, dangerous machinery, sharp tools, construction or special hazards. If the team is fewer than 5, businesses are required to have only one appointed first aider. Any workforce over 5 but below 50 is required to have a permanent first aider on-site at all times – but the law is not clear on the level of training which is largely decided by the employer. This is because different industries will require different levels of training, for example, those working with dangerous chemicals or heavy machinery may need to complete a specialist bespoke course designed by Acadame. Anything over 50 will require companies to enrol individuals onto a longer course in order for them to be legally protected.

Employers are required to carry out an assessment of first aid needs, if there is any doubt we have specialist health and safety consultants in Stoke on standby. This would involve consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors, to determine what first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel should be provided.