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The level of teaching was outstanding and this really showed in the exam marks. The trainer’s enthusiasm for First Aid really shone through and this in turn motivated the group to learn, practise and ask as many questions as possible. […]. The instructor passed on expertise in such a way that did not alienate anyone even though it was a diverse group of people from all parts of the business. The examiners were wonderful, giving us extra tips and advice once we had passed; this gave everyone confidence in their new skills and will allow us as individuals to handle a first aid situation.
PA to European CIO and Head of UK IT - Birmingham - Computer Holdings
Did you know that, as well as providing first-class first aid and health and safety training, First Response can also provide essential first aid supplies for your workplace?
Workplace First Aid Kits
First Aid Supplies and Consumables
Automated External Defibrillator Machines
Guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that, as a minimum, a low-risk workplace such as a small office should have a sufficiently stocked first-aid box on its premises to deal with an accidental injury or emergency situation. Your first aid box should be fully equipped with at least the minimum stock required based on an assessment of your workplace first aid needs. According to current health and safety advice, a suggested minimum stock of first aid items might include:
A general first aid advice leaflet, such as the HSE’s ‘Basic advice on first aid at work’
20 individually wrapped sterile plasters of assorted size. These should be suited to the type of activity carried out in the workplace, for instance hypoallergenic plasters should be provided if necessary;
Two sterile eye pads;
Four individually wrapped triangular bandages, ideally sterile;
Six safety pins; Two large, individually wrapped, sterile, unmedicated wound dressings;
Six medium-sized, individually wrapped, sterile, unmedicated wound dressings;
A pair of disposable gloves.
The suggested contents listed above represent a sensible level of stock for a business with a low hazard rating. Once you have assessed your business’ particular first aid supplies needs, you should ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained and that stock is replenished as it is used. It should be noted that it is recommended that tablets and medicines are not included in a workplace first aid box. We can provide fully stocked workplace first aid kits for different company sizes as well as individual supplies such as bandages to help you maintain stock levels as items are used. We can also supply Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines, which can be crucial in saving a person’s life if they suffer a cardiac arrest. First Aid Supplies order forms can be downloaded below or you can call us on 0800 310 2300 for more details.