If a person at work suffers an injury, it is important that they receive immediate attention, first aid at work covers the arrangements you must take to make sure this happens.
What do I need?
At the very least, you should have a suitably stocked first aid kit and appoint a person to take charge during a first aid incident as well as making sure the first aid kit is stocked appropriately.
First aid kit
Where there is no specific risk in a workplace, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) would suggest the following items for a first aid kit;
A guidance leaflet
20 Individually wrapped sterile adhesive dressings
two sterile eye pads
four individually wrapped triangular bandages
six safety pins
six medium sized individually wrapped sterile unmedicated wound dressings
two large sized individually wrapped sterile unmedicated wound dressings
one pair of disposable gloves
You can download first aid leaflets offering advice on first aid in the workplace from the HSE website.