Category Of Risk For Employers
Category of Risk
The table below provides guidance for employers but does not replace the requirement to carry out a risk assessment.
How many significant areas does your workplace have
A Significant area is an individual floor or building, but we strongly recom- mend that a kit and a first aider can reach a casualty within 60 seconds of an initial call for assistance
i.e. If you have an office and a ware- house on the same site, this will be a minimum of 2 Significant area;
Office – Low risk
Warehouse – High Risk
Each area needs to be assessed on its own merits
Degree of Hazard
Type of Workplaces
e.g. Shops, Offices, Libraries, Banks, restaurants, food bars, cafeterias
e.g. Light engineering, assembly work, ware housing, Public transportation Industry, food processing, construction, slaughter housing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, working with chemicals, Where large amounts of people accumulate, Tourist Industry or Stadiums.
Specific Risk Factors
Please note that there may be occasions where having two kits may be better than one, especially in high risk areas. This will ensure you’re likely to carry the items you need in case of an emergency. If you have several Sig- nificant areas, using several smaller kits
This table is for guidance only and each workplace needs to evaluate its own level of risk. Special circumstances also need to be considered such as remoteness from medical services, special hazards such as the use of hydrofluoric acid and sites with several buildings. In these situations there may need to be more first aid kits available.
Contents Guide for the First Aid Kit
The size of the kit required is dependent on a combination of the level of risk and the number of employees in the workplace. Therefore following your risk assessment carried out in the workplace the contents of a first aid kit can be determined.
Where the risk assessment identifies no special risks (Low Risk) a first aid kit would normally contain the following items….
F. A items are comprehensively stocked & compliant with Health & Safety Regulations.
The quantity of each item will be determined by the amount of persons/area of work.
Should the assessment conclude the need for such items, the employers may include additional materials within the container or kept separate in a First Aid room. This could include, but is not limited to:
No creams, lotions, potions, medicines or tablets are permitted
All first aid containers either detachable Green First Aid box/case OR First Aid cabinets should be identified.
MINIMUM ITEMS REQUIRED BY CYPRUS LAW 2009
First Aid Items
26-50 note.1 Persons
Kits for Cars/Trucks
First Aid box –Green1111
Sterile Adhesive Eye Pad024
Gloves (one use)Sizes M/L1221
Sterile Dressing M/L16101
Low Adherent pads 10x10cm122
Assorted Adhesive Plasters1220406
F.A. Guidance – Greek/English1111
Eye wash (note 2)1221
Note 1: When the number of people exceeds 50, the first aid items are evaluated accordingly.
Note 2: When there is no direct drinking water in the workplace, Sterile Eye wash solution should be available or Saline (0.9%) in sealed containers when needed.