Before first aid is required
- Ensure you know where the first-aid kit is kept
- Know who the first-aider and appointed persons are
- You must have a small travelling first-aid kit if you are working in a small group away from the main site or if you use potentially dangerous tools or machinery
- Know where the phone is and understand the procedure for calling the emergency services
When first aid is required
- Remove the hazard from the casualty if safe to do so
- Call for help, e.g. first-aider
- Send someone to phone for an ambulance if necessary
- Don’t move the casualty, unless in immediate danger
- Remain with the casualty and give reassurance
- Make the casualty as comfortable as possible
- Don’t give drinks or food to casualty, moisten lips only
- Don’t allow the casualty to smoke
Basic first aid may save a life
- Do you know how to resuscitate and start the heart?
- Do you know how to stop major bleeding?
- Do you know how to treat scolds, burns and shock?
- If you don’t, you need to think about first-aid training
- First-aid cover must include shift work
- Someone must have responsibility for restocking first-aid boxes
- The first-aid equipment provided must be appropriate for the nature of the work and the number of operatives
- First-aiders should be easy to identify – usually a sticker on the safety helmet
Who are your company first-aiders? Where are your first-aid kits? what actions should you take in the event of an emergency and where is the nearest emergency telephone?
REMEMBER: IF YOU KNOW FIRST AID YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE
If you are interested in First Aid Training speak to your Advisor or phone our First Aid partners Jaylee on 03303 230 240