According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emergency departments handle around 200 million visits a year – that’s a lot of people! It’s also a lot of injuries. 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.
Keep reading for more information about why every business should have one on hand at all times:
Having a first aid kit is a legal requirement if you have 5 or more employees.
A lot of businesses don’t realize that they need a first aid kit. It’s a requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which states that all businesses with 5 or more employees should have a “suitable and sufficient” first aid kit on site. If you don’t have a first aid kit, you could be fined for this violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Don’t let the possibility of incurring fines prevent your business from taking necessary precautions to ensure employee safety. A well-stocked first aid kit can serve as an invaluable resource during emergencies and everyday mishaps, so make sure yours is fully stocked and up-to-date.
A first aid kit can help you deal with everyday accidents.
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 employees’ safety, and for their own 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—and this can potentially save lives.
1st Aid Supplies has a wide range of first aid kits and cabinets online, so you can order one that’s the appropriate size for your workplace. In addition, we offer free shipping on orders over $99, and our kits are OSHA compliant. Whether you want an individual kit or a whole cabinet, shop www.1staidsupplies.com