Depending on the industry and environment that you and your employees work in, you may be required to have additional safety equipment at work. A thorough risk assessment should be undertaken to determine what safety precautions should be put in place at your business premises. Follow the guidelines on the Health and Safety Executive Website to find out how to undertake a comprehensive health and safety risk assessment for your business.

The usual equipment that springs to mind are first aid kits and fire extinguishers. For more information on these take a look at our Health & Safety – First Aid Kits blog and our Short Guide to Fire Extinguishers blog. There are, however, a number of other products that also need to be taken into consideration and are a requirement for certain businesses to have on site that might not come to mind quite so quickly and that are only applicable to establishments with certain potential hazards.

Eye Wash Kit

Eye Wash Kits / Stations are specifically designed to provide immediate flushing of the eyes, with fluids, in the event of exposure to hazardous materials, foreign objects or chemicals. They play a critical role in protecting a workers' vision and minimising the severity of eye injuries. If there is a high risk of eye injuries at your place of work then this is a must have piece of safety equipment. They are most commonly found in construction sites, laboratories, healthcare facilities and manufacturing facilities. To ensure that these stations are easily identifiable using an Eye Wash Station Sign is recommended. These signs will easily allow staff members to locate the kit or station as quickly as possible to try and limit any potential damage to the injured persons eyes.

Body Fluid Disposal Kit
Another type of safety equipment that might be required in your business premises is a Body Fluid Disposable Kit, these kits can also be know as a Bio-hazard Spill Kit. They are used to safely clean up and dispose of potentially hazardous body fluids, for example blood, urine, vomit or saliva. As we know bodily fluids can contain harmful pathogens that can spread infectious diseases, using the kit helps to prevent this transmission by cleaning up any spills safely. They are often needed in healthcare facilities or laboratories, as employees might come into contact with bodily fluids as part of their job detail. The body fluid kit is quick and easy to use and helps to clean up any spillages effectively and safely. It provides a simple way to safely dispose of any bodily fluids and helps to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for handling and disposal of bio-hazardous waste.

If you have any questions about any of the products mentioned above then please get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team who will be happy to assist you.