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November 8, 2018

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First aid alarms on construction sites

Bradley Markham, Director at Bull Products, explains why construction companies should ensure a first aid alarm is in place on all projects.

Bull First AidAccording to HSE stats, 27 workers and 13 members of the public have died in fatal workplace accidents across all sectors in first quarter of 2018 (April to June).

Prominently located first aid kits are an essential part of ensuring a worker is treated quickly and effectively and are compulsory on building sites, but how common are the use of first aid alarms?

A reliable first aid alarm can significantly speed up emergency response time as they are able to immediately notify first aiders that there has been an incident.

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 states that companies are required to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities, and people to enable employees to be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work.

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