appointed person training

Accidents can happen in any workplace and in any industry, regardless of the size of business or organisation and all businesses in the UK have to make correct provision for first aid in the workplace.

The minimum requirement on an employer where a risk assessment indicates that a First Aider is not necessary (typically low hazard environments and/or with a small number of staff) is to appoint a person who is responsible for the first aid equipment, facilities, procedures and calling the emergency services when required. Even if a business has one or more First Aiders, an Appointed Person would take responsibility when the trained First Aider is unexpectedly unavailable.


A certificate of attendence will be issued.

Course Outline

The Appointed Person training course covers the essential skills required to assist in an emergency, while awaiting the arrival of the Emergency Services.

The course covers:

  • Leglisation
  • First aid equipment and facilities
  • Responsibilities as an Appointed Person
  • Accident reporting
  • Risk assessment of first aid needs

Course Duration

The course is 2 hours of theoretical training with no practical training.

Participant Restrictions

Students for the Appointed Person training course must be a minimum of 16 years to qualify. It is recommended that no more than 16 students attend each course.

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