Define the areas of your workplace

What counts as an 'area'?

You must split your workplace (your area of responsibility) into multiple significant areas if:

  • it covers more than one floor
  • it contains both low and high hazard areas
  • it would take more than 60 seconds to cover on foot

Different hazards

Significant areas need to be split when they have different degrees of hazard.

60 seconds rule

Areas are split if it takes longer than 60 seconds to get between them on foot

Different floors

Areas need to be split when they are on different floors

Delete area

People in this area

How many shifts are worked?

A shift is a scheduled period of work and many workplaces operate more than one shift each in each 24 hour period. You need to have first aid provision at all times that the building is used.

Area completed

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