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First Aid Requirements in the Workplace

All employers will go through first aid assessment to determine the level of first aid training and resources they need in the workplace.

The end result is a good first aiders, who require basic techniques first aid training, or a designated person who, while not subject to training, is responsible for ensuring that first aid kits peak and they are people who call emergency services if needed. You can browse to know more about the first Aid and Health and Safety Training.

So, what should a first aid box containing at work? There is no definitive list of products for first aid boxes. You have to determine what should be included based on the workplace and the dangers more clearly.

If you are dealing with a sharp object then cuts tend whereas if you are dealing with heat or flame then burns may be more common. Outside the special requirements I would suggest that you include the following in your first aid box:

  • 20 individually wrapped sterile plasters (assorted sizes), appropriate to the type of work (you can provide hypoallergenic plasters, if necessary);
  • two sterile eye pads;
  • four individually wrapped triangular bandages, preferably sterile;
  • six safety pins;
  • two large, individually wrapped, sterile, un-medicated wound dressings;
  • six medium-sized, individually wrapped, sterile, un-medicated wound dressings;
  • A pair of disposable gloves.

First aid procedures should be placed around the workplace and especially near the location of the first aid box. These signs provide basic information such as how to put someone in the recovery position, valuable information that might just save a life.

It is recommended that you do not store the tablets and medicines in a first aid box. Person appointed should periodically check the box to make sure it has not been exhausted and, where applicable, check the expiration date on perishable items.