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Here you will find a page with all kinds of information to help you with first aid provision and compliance.

Many of our customers purchase from us in order to conform to first aid guidelines set by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), There have been some recent major changes to the British Standards for workplace first aid. For more information and to learn how your business can comply, please view our Product Guides.

Tips on maintaining first aid provisions

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 state The contents of first aid containers should be examined frequently and should be restocked as soon as possible after use. Sufficient stocks should be held in a back-up stock on site.

You can ensure good first aid practice with the following helpful tips:

  • Keep first aid boxes replenished and ensure there is always the required amount of items within the box
  • Keep sufficient back up supplies on site
  • Ensure supplies do not go out of date. Do not use supplies if they have exceeded the expiry date
  • First aid boxes should only be used to carry first aid materials and nothing else
  • Do not keep medication or tablets in the first aid box
  • Check that contents are kept dry and dust free
  • Ensure first aid supplies are visible and accessible at all times

Health and Safety awareness in your workplace

It is a legal requirement for employers to inform employees of their legal rights and obligations under Health & Safety Law. Health & Safety Law Posters should be displayed in a visible place in your workplace so employees can read them.

The UK HSE recently updated the Health & Safety Law Poster to be clearer and more engaging for employees to read. Subsequently increasing the likelihood of workers being well informed of their legal rights and obligations.

 

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