Johan wants to know if he must keep first aid kits in his company vehiclesJohan wrote in because his company has employees that drive company vehicles. He wants to know if all the vehicles must have first kits in them, whether employees use them occasionally or on a daily basis.
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The answer from our Health and Safety Helpdesk expert
You don't have to have first aid kits in all your company vehicles. You should base your decision to supply first aid kits in company vehicles on the risks you assess and not how often employees drive the vehicles.
For example, if you transport chemical substances or if you're transporting employees, drivers should do first aid training to enable them to use the first aid kit in case of an emergency or injury.
On the other hand, your company could decide to give each employee a travel first aid bag for their vehicles, but the motivation won't then be risk driven, but rather a management decision.
19 items you must have in your first aid kit
Check out the Health and Safety Training Manual for the other 14 items you're legally required to have in your first aid box and get the ready-to-use training module for your first aiders. You'll also get four other modules you're legally required to train your employees on.
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