First aid policy: model and examples

It's no longer a requirement to have a standalone first aid policy, but it is recommended. Download and adapt our model first aid policy to suit the context of your school or trust. See examples of first aid policies from primary, secondary and special schools, and from multi-academy trusts.

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Contents
  1. Your requirements
  2. Download our model policy
  3. Examples from other trusts

Your requirements

It's not a legal requirement to have a separate first aid policy, but if you choose not to have one, your first aid procedures should be included in your statutory health and safety policy in a way that makes them easily accessible.

It's important to make sure that all staff know there is a policy on first aid and where to find it.

This fulfils your requirement to make sure 'first aid is administered in a timely and competent manner', as set out in part 3, paragraph 13 of The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014. Our policy also covers other statutory requirements for first aid, such as reporting accidents and retaining records of incidents. 

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