DO I NEED A WORKPLACE FIRST AID KIT?

DO I NEED A WORKPLACE FIRST AID KIT?

WORKPLACE FIRST AID KIT- Have You Got One?

A Workplace First-aid kit is a legal requirement for every workplace in Ireland.

It must also be clearly marked in a green box with a white cross on it or a white box with a green cross on it.

Your staff should all be made aware of where their nearest first aid box is located.

It should be easily accessible for people and the contents should be checked regularly to make sure all items are in stock and in date.

The minimum first-aid Workplace First Aid Kitprovision on any work site is:

  • a suitably stocked first-aid box
  • an appointed person to take charge of first-aid
    • information for employees about first-aid

 

 CAN A FIRST AIDER GIVE OUT PAINKILLERS/HEADACHE TABLETS?

First aid does not cover the administration of drugs or medications and they should not be kept in the workplace first aid box or kit. In certain circumstances first aiders can assist in the administration of aspirin if available for suspected cardiac chest pain.

It is important to remember that accidents and illness can happen at any time. First aid provision needs to be available at all times people are at work.

Some small workplaces with low-level hazards may need only the minimum provision for first aid. But there are circumstances and factors that will mean you need greater provision. You, as an employer, are well placed to decide the provision you need

 At TK First Aid and Hygiene, we provide a complete range of HSA (Republic of Ireland regulations) and HSE (UK regulations) workplace first aid kits. We have first aid kits for everyone and for every occasion. For your first aid supplies or medical supplies give us a call today to place your order or go online at http://shopfirstaidproducts.com/

If you are not sure of the contents, you might need in your workplace first aid bag or kit give us a quick call, and one of our first aid experts will be waiting to advise you.


 

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