Review of first aid provision
Congregational health and safety representative(s) should periodically review their first aid needs with the designated first aid representative, particularly after any operating or structural changes, to make sure provision remains appropriate.
To help with this process, we recommend keeping a record of the incidents dealt with by first aiders and/or the appointed health and safety person(s).
It is sensible for the congregations to provide first aiders and appointed persons with a book in which to record incidents they attend. Any such book should be kept in accordance with the requirements of the organisation's data protection policy.
Where there are a number of first aiders working for a single congregation, it would be advisable for one central book to be used, though this may not be practicable across sites with additional buildings and uses.
Records must include:
- Date, time and place of the incident.
- Name and job/group or association of the injured or ill person.
- Details of the injury/illness and what first aid was given.
- What happened to the person immediately afterwards (for example, went back to work, went home, went to hospital).
- Name and signature of the first aider or person dealing with the incident.