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Where Should Your First Aid Box Be Stored?

If you’re in charge of maintaining the health & safety in your workplace, recognizing the First Aid needs should be high up your list. In the event of an accident, you need to make sure you have the right tools on hand to deal with it and prevent a more serious occurrence from happening. One question we get here regularly at Lasting Impressions, where should our first aid box be stored? This blog will help you to identify the best location in your building.

What Businesses Require a First Aid Box?

In accordance with The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, first aid is a legal requirement for every business. Employers are required to provide adequate and appropriate first aid equipment that allows employees to receive immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work. The type and size of the first aid box required by your business specifically depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The layout of your building.
  • The number of employees, guests, or visitors.
  • The range of hazards presented.

Where Should a First Aid Box Be Stored?

While you definitely need to have one, there is no specific location specified by existing regulations. You need to choose a location that:

  • Is close to the most significant risks.
  • Makes the box easy-to-access.
  • Allows the box to remain clearly visible.
  • And, has been signposted by a ‘First Aid Kit’ sign.

Most businesses will require a simple sign, such as our First Aid Sign in either Portrait or Landscape format. Slightly larger establishments may benefit from informational designs, such as the ‘Your First Aiders Are / Nearest First Aid Box’ sign which can be written on with the names of your designated first air professionals.

If your business has other essential First Aid equipment that extends past a simple kit, there are more specific signs available. Options such as the First Aid Stretcher sign or the Breathing Apparatus sign are ideal for ensuring these items can be found in the event of an emergency.

Here at Lasting Impressions, we design, manufacture, and distribute a wide range of first aid signs to suit every need. If you would like to discuss your individual business requirements with our business, get in contact with our team here today.