“Has anyone got a bandaid?” It may seem like a trivial request from your receptionist who’s nursing a paper-cut but having a fully stocked first aid kit is an essential requirement for any workplace. At First Aid Accident and Emergency we not only provide you with a First Aid kit after completing your First Aid course but you teach you how to use it. While most incidents in an office workplace wont be life-threatening, knowing how to administer first aid and use the equipment in the first aid kit properly could be the difference between a drive home or a drive in an ambulance.
However there are some workplaces where injuries could potentially be deadly such as on a building site. Knowing how to use the tools provided in the first aid kit such as how tight to wrap a bandage or which dressing to use will ultimately effect the employees recovery.
Here’s some tips on how to keep your staff safe with your first aid kit:
Ensure all staff members know where the First Aid kit is
Delegate a staff member to be responsible for regularly checking the supplies in the First Aid kit
Ensure at least one person on site or in the workplace is trained and up-to-date with their First Aid training
Ensure the lines of communication are open for staff to report any recurring workplace health and safety issues