First Aid At Work
If you have less than 25 employees you will require at least one appointed person to take charge of first-aid arrangements in your salon.
The role of an appointed person includes looking after first aid equipment and calling the emergency services when required.
An appointed person does NOT need first-aid training, though emergency first-aid course are available.
An appointed person is not necessary where there is a first-aider.
Every salon needs to provide adequate first-aid equipment so your employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work. For most salons this will be a first-aid box and an accident book.
What needs to be in your first aid box?
There are no mandatory items to put in a first-aid box. It depends on how many staff you have and what you assess your needs to be.
The list below is a guide of suggested contents:
- 20 wrapped, sterile plasters. You can provide hypoallergenic plasters if necessary
- 2 sterile eye pads
- 4 wrapped, triangle bandages
- 6 safety pins
- 2 wrapped, sterile wound dressings
- 1 pair of disposable gloves, latex free
It is recommended that you don’t keep tablets and medicine in the first-aid box.
It is important to inform your employees of the first-aid arrangements.
For more information on basic first aid at work from the HSE website click here.
First Aid Courses
First Aid courses are available at May Flower Training – www.mayflowertraining.co.uk