Is First Aid / CPR mandatory in our company according to current legislation?

Based on current legislation, it is not possible to provide a simple calculation or a specific number of trained individuals for ERO or First Aid based on the number of employees/visitors. Following the results of the internal Risk Assessment & Evaluation, the following can be determined:

  • How many individuals need to be trained for ERO tasks.
  • Which training courses are best suited for these tasks.
  • What equipment ERO personnel should have at their disposal.

But does this now mean ERO and/or First Aid? The risks identified in a company/location determine the training level for the emergency response personnel.

In general, the basic ERO training can be considered. If more First Aid skills are required, it is often better to connect this to a First Aid certificate. Specific additional skills in the field of First Aid can be provided through additional courses or refresher lessons, for example. The advantage of the First Aid certificate compared to many ERO courses is that it ensures a better quality assurance of First Aid skills. Additionally, those with a First Aid certificate must complete additional courses (fire evacuation/evacuation procedures/communication) before they can be considered ERO personnel. So, once again, the number of emergency response personnel and their competence level must be determined based on the outcomes of the company-specific Risk Assessment & Evaluation (RA&E).