Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 

Your environmental health officer may ask if you have a completed First Aid training. The HSE recommends that businesses with fewer than 50 staff members should have at least one qualified and appointed First Aider. 

First Aid courses can last anything from half a day to 3 days. The half day courses are not usually accredited so it is highly recommended to at least complete a full days of First Aid training. 

These regulations also require that every employer provides equipment or facilities for providing First Aid to their employees. Even if you do not have employees, having a First Aid Kit to hand when required is good practice. 

A First Aid box and an eye wash station with single use pods should be enough with extra items kept aside for restocking. 

Your First Aid box should contain the following: 

First Aid boxes must not include any form of medication. Such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen.