Medical supplies, Medical equipment, Medical devices
Medical supplies should be readily available in any work environment regardless of the level of hazards that are present. A health and safety emergency can take place in any work situation, so having medical equipment on site is essential to offer immediate first aid to deal with minor injuries or as you await for the emergency services to arrive in more serious cases.
A comprehensive medical supplies kit should contain essentials such as:
- Detectable plasters
- Gauze and cottonwool for dressings
- Disinfectant Cleansing Wipes
- Adhesive tape
If you have workers who operate on their own, or in difficult positions you may need to equip them with a Quick Release medical supplies kit which can attach to a belt. By pulling the quick release cord, the contents of the medical equipment bag will be brought to the top of the container for easy access.
Medical devices such as defibrillators can also be stored onsite by attaching them to an AED defibrillator wall bracket. The HSE recommends that you include cardiac medical devices onsite if you are based in a remote location which would affect the response time of emergency services reaching you. Additionally, if you have a large volume of people in your work environment and they are older than average or need to physically exert themselves as part of the job, then it may be a good idea to keep cardiac medical equipment onsite.
Medical safety posters displayed in key positions as well as providing adequate first aid training for your staff is also essential in safeguarding the health and safety of your workers.
PPE Supplies Direct stocks a vast range of medical equipment from essential basics through to advanced medical devices. Get in touch with our professional team of advisors today to place an order or discuss any queries.