First aid provision: requirements and guidance

Find out what you need to do to comply with requirements on first aid provision in schools and early years settings.

Last reviewed on 22 January 2024
See updates
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 1406
  1. Understand your minimum requirements
  2. Appoint someone to be in charge of first aid arrangements 
  3. Arrange training for your first aiders
  4. Aim to get consent when delivering first aid 
  5. Know the requirements for the EYFS 

Understand your minimum requirements

Your school must:

You must also do a first aid risk assessment to decide if you need any additional provision. Part of this risk