First AidEmployers’ legal duties
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.
What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained first-aiders are needed, what should be included in a first-aid box and if a first-aid room is required. Employers should carry out an assessment of first-aid needs to determine what to provide.Aquarius Fire stock a variety of first aid kits, eye wash stations and first aid accessories to meet your individual requirements.
All kits and accessories sold by Aquarius Fire comply with the British Standards Institution (BSI), and come in a variety of sizes.
The Item required will depend on the number of employees within your business (If you are unsure of your legal duties you can find out by visiting the HSE website using the following link http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/legislation.htm).