First Aid

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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

Other considerations

  • 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                                                                                            

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