Construction Industry First Aid Guides, by the Red Cross

25 April 2008

Available from the British Red Cross is a range of first aid guides designed to assist construction management in establishing their company's first aid policy and reducing major accidents. Each of the three guides is based on the six steps to meet the requirements of HSE legislation, as it applies to the construction industry, health and safety managers and office managers.

The guides, available for download at

The guides, set out the legal obligations that apply to highrisk industries. A five-stage assessment of the existing arrangements is recommended, including a review of the appointment of sufficient first aiders and consideration of the type of people particularly suited to the position.

Ongoing training may be in the form of one to four-day tailored courses, which are offered by the British Red Cross at the customer's premises. Training is followed by the ‘Safe Hands' programme, which continues contact with course members to ensure confidence in the acquired skills and keep them up to date with the latest legislation and methods.

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