How to manage first aid incidents at work

It is a legal obligation for workplaces of a certain size to train some of their staff to be first aiders. As well as being a part of business law it is also a great way to help ensure that your staff and visitors to your business premises are kept safe. There are a number of ways that you can ensure that first aid instances are managed effectively.

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The first important step is to ensure that your staff are trained correctly. Sending them on Emergency First Aid Training Courses like the ones from is a great place to start. These courses will help them to gain the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a number of different incidents.


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The next step is to ensure that you have the right first aid in place. There are lots of standard kits that can be purchased but you should ensure that the ones that you buy are suitable for your type of business. For example, if there is a high risk of injury to your eyes then you should make sure that as well as standard first aid kit contents that you also have eye washes.

Finally, you should make sure that you have an effective reporting process for any instances that take place. You should record all first aid needs regardless of how serious or not they may appear.

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