Safety Management: First Aid Kits
Aside from workplace safety training that ensures employees and the workplace itself to be as healthy and as safe as possible, there is still one important item that all companies should practice and have: first aid.
First aid is the manner of providing primary care for a sudden injury or illness. It lessens and reduces the pain of injuries and damages brought about by a variety of accidents. First aid safety trainings must be attended to by corresponding representatives. First aid is part of workplace safety services and must be strewn all over the company's premises. There are even a set of rules for companies to abide by when it comes to first aid. Some of which are:
Employers should provide enough first aid facilities for treatment of sudden injuries especially those which are inflicted within the workplace.
First aid facilities compose of first aid kits. The number of kits should be enough for the number of employees currently in the workplace.
In Australia, first aid is symbolized by a white cross on a green background. First aid kits must have that symbol with the words â¬ÅFIRST AID written in bold.
These first aid kits serve as immediate treatment therefore they must be checked at all times. Employers should make sure that the contents are restocked as needed. Dates on the contents must also be checked. Expired and old contents must be thrown out and replaced with new ones.
There should be at least one First aid kit on each level of the workplace. Work vehicles should also have first aid kits.
First aid kits should be located in convenient areas and areas where there is a higher risk of accidents.
First aid is part of a
safety management system that works for the benefit of the employees and employers as well. It maintains workplace health and safety where people can work to their maximum potentials.