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First Aid Is Important For The Workplace

There are four major components of workplace first-aid, namely; first-aider, first-aid, box, first-aid room, and first-aid equipment.

When deciding on the number of first-aiders, first-aid box, first-aid room and first-aid equipment for the workplace, the following factors should be considered: type of industry, number of workers, number of work shifts, and location of workplace in relation to the nearest hospital or aid station. You can browse to know more about the basic first aid training course.

If there is a shift work schedule, there must be a sufficient number of first-aiders for each shift based. However, the relevant employer can make an arrangement in which one of them agreed to provide adequate and appropriate first-aider, first aid box, first aid room (if necessary) and first aid equipment.

An employer must display a notice, in a prominent place in the work-site, of the names and locations of first-aiders. First-aiders should also be provided with a form of identification for easy recognition. Employers will, from time to time, recruit or select suitable person to go for first aid training.

First-aid boxes should be made of sturdy material and be portable so that it can be taken to the site of an incident. The boxes should also be clearly marked and kept current with a written record of contents.

Each first-aid box should be placed in a clearly marked area. Where a workplace covers a large area, an adequate number of first-aid boxes should be provided. Employees should be informed of the location of all first aid boxes.