How many first aiders should be present in a workplace?

The table below gives an indicative number of first aiders required for different types of workplaces. This is a guide only!

Type of Workplace Max No. of Employees
At any one time
No. of Occupational First Aiders
Factories, Construction Sites, Surface Mines & Quarries up to 49 1 if safety statement risk assessment shows it necessary
50-149 Minimum 1
150-299 Minimum 2
> 300 1 extra for every 150 employees or part thereof
Underground Mines 1 for every 10 employees or part thereof
Other workplaces up to 99 1 if safety statement risk assessment shows it necessary
100-399 1
400-699 2
more than 700 1 extra for every 300 employees or part thereof.

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