Almost half the UK workforce would be unable to treat even the most minor injury in the workplace, while 52 per cent don't know where the first aid kit is kept.
These startling findings are revealed in a new survey of 500 staff that shows the lack of first aid awareness in the workplace.
Despite people's apathy at work, 83 per cent said they knew exactly where the first aid kit was kept at home.
The research, by supplier Safety First Aid, also shows that 43 per cent of employees have never had any first aid training at all.
According to the results, women are three times more likely than men to pay for first aid training out of their own pocket.
The HSE is currently running a campaign to raise awareness of safety in the workplace and has re-issued two information packs on first aid advice.