Why Every Business Needs a First Aid Kit For Emergencies

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If your business has employees and customers and if there are any conditions where someone is likely to get hurt, it’s important that everyone knows how to handle an emergency situation. That includes what to do in the event of an injury or illness as well as following up with employees after they return from medical leave. 

While first aid kits aren’t a substitute for medical care, they can help you administer basic first aid until help arrives, and they make great tools for jobs that are done onsite or on the road.

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In the event of injury or sudden illness, failure to provide first aid could result in a casualty’s death. The employer should ensure that an employee who is injured or taken ill at work receives immediate attention.

HSE will prosecute in cases where there is a significant risk, a disregard for established standards or persistent poor compliance with the law.

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.

What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained first-aiders are needed, what should be included in a first-aid box and if a first-aid room is required. Employers should carry out an assessment of first-aid needs to determine what to provide.

Deal With Everyday Accidents Immediately

In addition to meeting the needs of your employees, a first aid kit is also useful to have on a daily basis and will help you look after any visitors who might be injured in an accident. If you want to be able to provide care for your visitor’s minor injuries, then a small kit with bandages and antiseptic wipes will suffice. 

If someone needs more serious medical attention outside of what a basic first aid kit can provide, then it might be worth investing in a more comprehensive one. These kits usually come with extra supplies such as splints and oxygen masks so that they are ready to go when necessary. This way there isn’t any delay between needing treatment and receiving it!

It’s Important For Your Employee’s Safety And Peace Of Mind.

As an employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your staff is safe at work. If someone gets injured at work (whether they’re hurt by themselves or another person), having an emergency medical kit ready in the office will mean that there are emergency supplies immediately available. Having a First Aid kit on your business premise could potentially save lives.

Welcome To Medichem

Welcome to Medichem. We have developed this website to provide the public with high quality, affordable first aid supplies. 

Our website consists of a wide-variety of content relating to first-aid kits and supplies. Our helpful blogs will keep you up to date on the most current information and advice around health and safety requirements and new products available as well as providing industry specific insights from health and safety managers and pre-hospital care professionals who between them have hundreds of years of experience.

If you are looking to restock your office first aid kit or ensure that your sports first aid kits at your club contain all of the essential products that you need, Medichem.ie is the site for you.
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