As unpleasant as it may be, accidents do and can happen in the workplace and having the correct First Aid Kit to deal with these situations is one of the most important aspects of caring for your employees and maintaining a safe working environment. First aid kits are a legal requirement for every workplace, no matter the size of your company and workforce.

Different work activities involve greater risks and require different first aid kits, and the type of first aid kits needed depends on a number of factors including the size of the business, number of employees, location of employees, access to medical services and the hazards present in the company and work related activities. First aid kits should be located in an easy to access location within the business, and all employees should be informed as to its location. The kits should be maintained on a regular basis, with all contents being in stock and in date. 

While exactly what is contained in the first aid kit depends on your businesses individual circumstance, a standard first aid kit should have the standard and basic contents are suggested:

  • One or two crepe bandages
  • One or two elastic bandages
  • One pair of scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Towels and alcohol swabs for wiping wounds
  • At least one pair of medical gloves
  • A few un-medicated bandages
  • A booklet and pen
  • A few hand towels
  • Burn Dressings

Alongside having a first aid kit in your business, it is important to have an employee trained in First Aid who can use the first aid kit to its full capacity. Having an employee trained in First Aid will be invaluable when it comes to caring for your employee’s wellbeing and in maintaining a safe work environment and complying with the law.

Here at Martin Services, we provide a wide range of first aid kits that can provide the highest level of care and comfort for your employees, and our catalog will cater to the many different needs of your business.