The loss of power and illumination during an emergency can cause panic and confusion, especially if someone nearby is injured and needs assistance. The new glow-in-the-dark first aid kits can help you to locate and identify your first aid equipment to protect your workforce in the event of a power failure.
Smart: Our range of glow-in-the-dark kits are catalogue-friendly and present the strong corporate identity of an internationally recognised brand.
Compact: The dispenser boxes for gloves, wipes, and plasters, are specifically designed to produce a compact and well-structured kit.
Efficient: Our glow-in-the-dark products are colour-co-ordinated and clearly branded to make them easily identifiable in an emergency.
The glow-in-the-dark first aid kits and their contents are compliant with the latest legislation, and they reflect the most up to date changes in workplace practice and risks, making them demonstrably more ‘fit for purpose’ in today’s environment. The kit casing is the highly popular Aura design, which is attractive and robust, making it ideal for use in high traffic and public areas. The colour-coded safety clips keep the cases tightly shut, creating an airtight, dustproof, and water-resistant environment for their sterile contents. A wall mounting bracket is included so the kit can be placed somewhere easy to access and highly visible for low light emergencies.
Make sure you can identify, locate, and protect in case of a power failure with the new glow-in-the-dark first aid kits.
What size Glow-in-the-Dark kit do I need?
Firstly, consider your workplace, is it a low-risk or high-risk environment? The kit you need will depend on the environment you work in, as an office will generally use first aid kits less often than a warehouse or manufacturing plant. As well as this, how many people will be using this first aid kit? It is important your kit is well-stocked in case you need anything. All our first aid kits are simple to replenish with easy to purchase refill packs for when you have run out or when something has expired. To help, we have created this handy table so that you can work out which size glow-in-the-dark kit would best suit your workplace.
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981
Employers have a legal duty to make sure that their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. Accidents and illness can happen at any time. First aid can save lives and prevent minor injuries from becoming major ones.
These regulations apply to every workplace, including those with fewer than five employees and the self-employed. They set out what you need to do to address first aid provision in the workplace.
• Managing the provision of first aid (first aid kit, equipment, rooms etc), requirements and
training for first-aiders.
• Requirements for appointed persons.
• Making employees aware of first aid arrangements.
• First aid and the self-employed.
• Cases where first aid regulations do not apply.
Key changes within BS8599-1 as of January 2019
Following a comprehensive consultation process, the British Standard BS8599-1 was reviewed and updated to reflect current first aid guidance and training protocols. The BS8599-1:2019 came into effect as of January 2019 to ensure the standards are kept up to date with the technological advances in first aid delivery and to reflect current workplace practices and risks.
A reduction in the number of medium dressings, and an increased number of large dressings inside the small, medium, and large first aid kits.
Safety pins and additional tapes have been removed from the list of recommended contents.
Travel and Motoring Kit
A new travel and motoringkit to match the recommendations from the medium BS8599-2 vehicle and motoring first aid kit.
New Personal Issue Kit and New Critical Injury Pack
Two new kits designed as an extra resource to supplement both the existing standard small, medium, and large first aid kits, and current travel and motoring kits.
First Aid Arrangements
Employers must make sure employees get immediate help if they are taken ill or become injured at work. As a minimum, a low-risk workplace must have:
A First Aid Needs Assessment
Appropriate to the hazards and risks of each workplace.
An Appointed Person
To take charge of first aid arrangements including calling the emergency services.
A First Aid Kit
A suitably stocked and maintained first aid kit, checked regularly to replace used stock and/or expired items.
Employers must provide information about first aid arrangements to their employees.
Source: HSE first aid at work. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Guidance on Regulations L74 (Third edition) Published 2013.
Disclaimer: The information provided through Greenham Pulse is for general guidance only and is not legal advice. Greenham Pulse is not a substitute for Health and Safety consultancy. You should seek independent advice about any legal matter.