A First Aid Room should be established at the workplace if a risk assessment indicates that it would be difﬁcult to administer appropriate ﬁrst aid with the current first aid solution being less then a properly equipped first aid room is provided. A First Aid Room is recommended for:
• Low Risk workplaces with 200 workers or more.
• High Risk workplaces with 100 workers or more.
Ensuring your first aid room is compliant and suited to your workplace is also very critical. Proactive Equipment are market leaders in understanding the risks in your workplace and supplying the correct first aid solution for your workplace.
How do I know if my workplace is Low Risk or High Risk?
Low Risk workplace means a workplace where workers are not exposed to hazards that could result in serious injury or illness such as offices, shops or libraries. Potential work-related injuries and illnesses requiring first aid would be minor in nature. High Risk workplace means a workplace where workers are exposed to hazards that could result in serious injury or illness and would require first aid. Examples of workplaces that may be considered high risk are ones in which workers:
• use hazardous machinery (e.g. mobile plant, chainsaws, power presses and lathes)
• use hazardous substances (e.g. chemical manufacture, laboratories, horticulture, petrol stations and food manufacturing)
• are at risk of falls that could result in serious injury (e.g. construction and stevedoring)
• carry out hazardous forms of work (e.g. working in confined spaces, welding, demolition, electrical work and abrasive blasting)
• are exposed to the risk of physical violence (e.g. working alone at night, cash handling or having customers who are frequently physically aggressive)
• Work in or around extreme heat or cold (e.g. foundries and prolonged outdoor work in extreme temperatures).