Safety poster - First aid:
First aid is emergency care given immediately to an injured person. The purpose of first aid is to minimize injury and future disability. In serious cases, first aid may be necessary to keep the victim alive.
You are responsible for making sure that your employees receive immediate attention if they are taken ill or are injured at work. Accidents and illness can happen at any time and first aid can save lives and prevent minor injuries from becoming major ones.
As a minimum, you must have: a suitably stocked first-aid box, an appointed person to take charge of first-aid arrangements and information for all employees giving details of first-aid arrangements.
Under health and safety law, you must report and keep a record of certain injuries, incidents and cases of work-related disease.