Bull Products provide a range of first aid kits, supplies and equipment which caters for all types of medical emergencies. The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees, if they are injured or become ill at work. These regulations apply to all work places, including those with five or fewer employees and to the self-employed.
What is adequate will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained first aiders are needed, what should be included in the first aid box and if a first aid room is needed. Employers should carry out an assessment of first aid needs to determine this.
Generally, the standard kit listed below should be regarded as a minimum requirement. Exceptions would include:
- Persons travelling away from the main establishment where a travelling kit may suffice
- Areas of low hazard where a small kit may be appropriate (e.g. an office of 1-5 persons with a proven minimal accident record)
The contents of first aid containers should be examined frequently and restocked after use. Sufficient back up supplies should be held on site and care should be taken to discard items safely and in an environmentally friendly way, after their expiry date.