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Discussion in 'Jobs and Employment' started by Nausicaa, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. bangkokdiabetic

    bangkokdiabetic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I Think you are being optimistic firstly that they have a anything more than a Nominal First Aider and that if they have had training at all it would have included any training on diabetes and Hypos I would follow the actions of a previous poster and print of directions of how to deal with Hypos and make sure a copy is attached to Your Personnel File and given to any first aiders and make sure your immediate Work colleagues know what to do and also that all first aid boxes have detail and glucose tablets clearly marked if required with your name. I was a trained first aider by St John Ambulance (No mention of diabetes.) Better to be safe
    than sorry.
     
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    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Seems perfectly sound advice.

    The last time I did a First Aid at Work course it included a brief overview of diabetic issues and what to do in the event of someone having a hypo. In the UK it's normally a legal requirement to have a designated and trained first aider in all work places, although the degree of training will depend on the number of employees and the degree of risk involved in the work being undertaken.
     
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    Lulu9101112 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've already arranged it. Got a confirmed email
    thanks and yeah, I need to fill out more forms including medical.
    as i've said i'm not nervous much about the interview it's more getting there on time because of the trains and we've been talking about preparing for interviews at college etc..
     
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  4. bangkokdiabetic

    bangkokdiabetic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Employers’ legal duties


    The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require 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. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.


    What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained first-aiders are needed, what should be included in a first-aid box and if a first-aid room is required. Employers should carry out an assessment of first-aid needs to determine what to provide.
    I would argue that the words Adequate and appropriate may force Larger employers to take some measures whilst employers like Pet Shops may be advised by their Solicitors to only provide the minimum because these type of words mean a goo Barrister could drive a double Decker through the loopholes
     
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