Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, recognise and accept their duties and responsibilities under The Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. These regulations place a duty of care on the employer, to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. The aim of this policy is to ensure that the Trust continues to fulfil this duty of care. (Employees include bank, employee, students, temporary agency workers, volunteers, and honorary staff).



  • To provide a framework for first aid provision.
  • To ensure all areas of the Trust have access to an appropriately trained First Aider and a fully stocked first aid kit.
  • To clarify individual roles and responsibilities.
  • To provide a co-ordinated approach to first aid training.



All staff have access to acute medical services through an Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department at St. Peters Hospital and a Walk In Centre (W.I.C) based on Ashford Hospital site. Following a review of the current policy, taking into consideration the type of work undertaken within the Trusts and proximity of the medical services the use of a First Aider with Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training is sufficient to meet the First Aid requirements within both Trust.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Nadine Williams, Occupational Health Manager
Ratified by: Health and Safety Committee
Date Ratified: December 2016
Date Issued: July 2017
Review Date: December 2019
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Nadine Williams, Occupational Health Manager