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First Aid Kits

1 person travel first aid kit with fire extinguisher

First Aid & the Law (ACOP L-74 – UK (Approved Code of Practice)

Extract taken from: APPROVED CODE OF PRACTICE AND GUIDANCE COVERING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS 1981

ACOP 3(4)
“An employer should make an assessment of first-aid needs appropriate to the circumstances of each workplace”.

Choosing the Right First Aid Kit

Regulation 3(1)
“An employer shall provide, or ensure that there are provided, such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first-aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work”.

  1. Once you have made your assessment choose your kit from the HSE Compliant range – Adulto Premier, Mezzo or Green Box. Choose the appropriate kit for the number of employees you have: 1-10 person: 1-20 person: 1-50 person.
  2. Do you require Eyewash?
    ACOP 3(36) - Eyewash
    “Where mains tap water is not readily available for eye irrigation, at least 1 litre of sterile or normal saline (0.9%) in sealed, disposable containers should be provided. Once the seal has been broken, the container should notbe kept for re-use. The container should not be used after the expiry date”.
  3. Do you require First Aid for Personnel working off site?
    ACOP 3(20)
    “Employers are responsible for meeting the first-aid needs of their employers working away from the main site, for example those who travel regularly or who work else where. The assessment should determine whether those who travel long distances or are continuously mobile should carry a personal first aid kit. Organisations with employees who work in remote areas should consider making special arrangements such as issuing personal communicators, providing special training and organise emergency transport facilities. Where employees work alone, other means of summoning help such
    as a portable telephone may be useful to call for assistance in an emergency”.