First Aid Kits
A first aid kit is a vital for any business, employers must make sure employees get immediate help if taken ill or injured at work.
For many organisations, standard first aid kits will cover the majority of their needs. The contents of your first aid kit should be based on your first aid needs assessment. Your first aid kit should include individually wrapped sterile plasters of assorted sizes, sterile eye pads, individually wrapped triangular bandages, preferably sterile, safety pins, disposable gloves, and wound dressings.
Make sure you check your kit regularly as many items are marked with expiry dates, ensure that these items get replaced.
If you work in an environment which contains dust or chemicals, you should make sure there are suitable eye wash facilities or supply saline or sterile water in sealed containers.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can bring risks to the first aider including blood and other bodily fluids which could contain diseases. When close contact is needed disposable gloves, resuscitation mask and an apron may want to be worn.
If you have been first aid trained and feel confident in using your skills you should give rescue breaths and chest compressions.
You might decide that you need someone who is first aid trained to become a first aider.
- Emergency First Aid at Work Training – Level 3
- First Aid at Work Training – Level 3
First aid it important as it can save lives! When it comes to more serious injuries, first aid provides an essential role in keeping a casualty from getting worse and helps to stabilise their condition before professional help can arrive. Make sure you have a suitable stocked first aid kit, information for employees informing them about first aid arrangements and an appointed first aid person/people.
Unsure on whether this is something that you need to consider in your school?
Try filling in our First Aid Requirements Calculator by clicking on the image below.
This will give you a free initial indicator as to what skills you may require in your school. We would be happy to speak with you and discuss those needs. We can then put together a bespoke quote for you which will help you meet your training obligations in the most economical, efficient and professional way possible.
As a registered centre with Qualsafe Awards you can be sure that we deliver training courses of the highest standard. You will have peace of mind knowing that your first aiders can respond correctly to medical emergencies in the workplace.