First Aid Event Cover
White Cross First Aid Event Cover
We can provide professional, high-quality event first aid cover across Devon and Cornwall for small to medium events, including sports events, music concerts, charity events, seasonal events, community events, festivals, exhibitions, photo shoots, film sets and private functions.
Having first aiders on scene gives you and members of the public peace of mind. White Cross are caring, safe and professional and have the skills, knowledge and understanding to provide the appropriate care to a casualty prior to the arrival of an ambulance-
First Aid Event Requirements
In the UK, first aid legal requirements at events are covered by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. These regulations require all employers to provide ‘adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities, and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work’.
Additionally, there is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which covers most employer activities and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Both of these include the requirement to assess and protect workers.
There isn’t a law that specifically mentions legal requirements for first aid for event attendees. Still, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) strongly recommends that members of the public are included in any risk assessment undertaken for first aid requirements.
The event organiser has the overall legal duty for ensuring public safety.
Deciding what level of cover you need can be confusing. A rough estimation of what you would require might be two first aiders per 1000 people. The type and location of the event, the audience profile and the time of year the event is to be held are some of the other factors for consideration. It is worth remembering that if you use volunteers for your event, they are classed as employees and so the same steps and precautions need to be undertaken. In addition, an event site is a workplace from the moment you arrive to start the setup to leaving following close down. Event organisers have a legal requirement to assess the first aid requirements of that work in addition to the actual ‘event’ opening hours.