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First Aid
Policy 2022


First Aid Policy


Policy Statement


Play Inclusion Project recognises the importance of providing adequate and appropriate first aid equipment and facilities for all children, staff, volunteers and visitors and will take all reasonable practical steps to fulfil our responsibility 




The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes a general duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all their employees, volunteers and service users. This extends to the provision of appropriate First Aid facilities.


Play Inclusion Project understands first aid to refer to:

  • The initial and appropriate management of illness or injury which aims to preserve life or minimise the consequences of injury and illness until professional medical help can be obtained.

  • The treatment of minor injuries that do not require the attention of a medical practitioner or nurse.


The charity recognises that employers are required to make arrangements for first aid at work, to ensure that illness or injury at work is treated and managed in the most appropriate way.


First Aid Provision


Play Inclusion Project ensures that a qualified first aider is available at all times, including at all activities/clubs delivered. First Aid signs are prominently displayed informing staff, service users and visitors who the nominated First Aiders are.


First Aid Box


All employees have access to a First Aid Box whist at work.  The principal First Aid Box is carried by the Activity Coordinator who is responsible for checking its contents and ensuring that it is replenished when necessary. The box should contain the following:

  • Guidance Book

  • Contents list

  • Medium sterile dressing

  • Large sterile dressing 

  • Triangular bandage

  • Conforming bandage

  • Eye pad sterile dressing

  • Finger sterile dressing

  • Sterile adhesive plasters

  • Alcohol free moist cleaning wipes

  • Adhesive tape

  • Nitrile disposable gloves

  • Resuscitation face shield

  • Burn dressing

  • Assorted Safety Pins

  • Shears

  • Tweezers

  • Foil Blanket


Administering First Aid


  • Staff must wear PPE when administering First Aid

  • A face mask should be worn by staff if first aid is required by anyone with symptoms of an infectious illness.  

  • If a risk assessment determines that there is a risk of splashing to the eyes for example from coughing, spitting or vomiting, a face visor should also be worn


Record Keeping


All first aiders should ensure that a record is made of all first aid treatment they give. 


This must include: 


  • the date, time and place of the injury or illness occurring; 

  • the name of the injured or ill person 

  • details of the injury or illness and what first aid was given;

  • follow up advice given to parents/carers 

  • the printed name of the first aider or person dealing with the casualty


All accident and incident forms are to be securely stored in the office and kept for a minimum of 20 years and 6 months.


Serious Accidents


In the event of a serious accident, the Activity Coordinator will contact the ambulance service and request an ambulance. The child’s parents/carers will be informed as soon as possible. A member of staff will accompany the child to hospital if their parents are not available.




  • Parents are informed of any treatment administered by at the end of the day when they collect their child. Parents will be contacted by telephone if deemed necessary and in all instances of a head injury. 

  • Serious accidents/injuries must be reported to the Charity Manager as soon as is reasonably practicable.

  • Injuries at work are also covered by RIDDOR (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995) and may require a report to be made to the Health & Safety Executive.

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