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April 2014

5Apr 2014

Are Your First Aid Kits Up to Date?

  • How often do you check your kits to ensure they are fully stocked and compliant?
  • Do you know what contents you need in your first aid kits under the new legisation which came into force on 1 October 2013?
  • What use is a first aid kit if it’s empty?

Did you know that 45% of businesses fail to keep their first aid boxes checked and stocked to the required level?

Over the last 14 years the first aid industry has complied with the guidelines as set out in the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations Approved Code of Practice 1997. This document outlined a range of advice to employers for the provision of first aid within the workplace.