The Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 states "that employers should provide a suitable first-aid room where the assessment of first aid needs identifies this as necessary". It is usually necessary in larger premises or where there are higher hazards present. The first-aid room should be easily accessible and a designated person should be given responsibility for supervising it and ensuring supplies are maintained. If possible, this first-aid room should be resevered for the purposes of first aid.
The room should:
- Contain essential first aid supplies and equipment
- Be large enough for an examination couch
- Have washable surfaces, adequate heating, ventilation and lighting
- Ideally, have a sink with hot/cold running water
- Be kept clean, tidy and accessible at all times when employees are at work
- Be positioned as close as possible to a point of access for transport to hospital
- Be clearly signposted and identifed
Outside the first aid room there should be adequate signage. This should include; a sign advertising that this is the first aid room along with the names, locations and if necessary, contact details for first-aiders. This information should also be displayed in other appropriate places around the premises.
We offer three different types of first aid rooms dependant on your requirements:
School First Aid Room
Economy First Aid Room
Standard First Aid Room
For any questions or more details contact our customer service team