It is the responsibility of the practice manager to follow health and safety legislation and to complete a needs assessment.
- If you have less than five workers, you should have at least one appointed person to look after first aid.
- If you have five or more workers, you might want to consider having a least one person trained in basic ’emergency first aid at work’ (EFAW – a one-day course).
- Dental practices with more than 50 workers, must have at least one first aider who has completed the first aid at work (FAW – three-day course).
All practices should have a record book and at least one first aid kit.
It might be advisable to consider purchasing an AED.