The Importance of First Aid Kits in the Workplace
Health and safety should be a top
priority within every business, which is why First Aid kits are so important and should be made easily accessible throughout your
Depending on the nature of your
day-to-day operations and the types of work areas you have, your First Aid kit
requirements will differ to those of other businesses. To give you an idea of
what you may need, we’ve put together some expert advice on what your First Aid
kits should contain.
items should be in a workplace First Aid kit?
A basic First
Aid kit should include numerous items that enable your workers to control the
situation should an accident of emergency arise.
Plasters: For covering and protecting small cuts
Sterile dressings: These can be used to apply pressure to
larger wounds and help to prevent further bleeding.
injured and sensitive eyes.
Bandages: For holding dressings in place, putting
pressure on wounds, preventing swelling and supporting fragile joints.
wipes and alcohol-free wipes: For cleaning
the skin around the wound.
Adhesive tape: Holds dressings and the loose end of
bandages in place, preventing snagging.
Safety pins: Can also be used for fastening
Scissors: A handy tool for cutting bandages and
adhesive tape. They can also be used to cut away the injured person’s clothing
if the wound is otherwise inaccessible.
gloves: For reducing
the risk of infection, which is especially important if there’s an open wound.
Aid kits in low-risk workplaces
If your workplace comes with a low risk
of accident and injury, a basic kit such as the Evolution 1 to 10 person HSE First Aid kit should cover all of your needs. However, it’s imperative that
your First Aiders can respond to any kind of emergency, which is why investing
in additional equipment such as the Evolution Eye Wash Kit is a wise and responsible move.
Thanks to the affordability of First
Aid equipment, businesses of all shapes and sizes can purchase multiple kits
and place them around their premises, facilitating a fast and efficient response
Aid kits in high-risk workplaces
First Aid kits come in multiple sizes, allowing you to choose one to fit the
scale of your workforce. For instance, this particular Evolution First Aid kit is suitable for commercial and industrial premises with up to 50
staff. However, it’s a good idea to have more than one First Aid kit if you
have multiple departments or buildings, as that way they will never be far away
If your workplace comes with high risk,
there are additional types of emergency equipment that may be required, which could be anything from a safety station and a temperature detection system to a defibrillator, emergency evacuation chair and emergency foil blanket.
to maintain or replace the contents of a First Aid kit
A First Aid kit is only as useful and
effective as its contents, so you need to make sure that you immediately
replace depleted items. We stock a wide range of First Aid kit contents that cover all of the items mentioned above, as well as useful
additions such as reusable ice packs and eye wash sachets.
Order your First Aid kits today
We’re here to help keep your workplace
safe and responsive through a wide variety of First Aid kits and emergency
equipment. To find out more or place an order, give our team of safety
specialists a call on 01 8499 100 or email email@example.com.
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