Preparing a Commercial First Aid Kit
Protecting your commercial property is important, and, of course, protecting the people inside it is even more vital. You know that if the unforeseen happens to your commercial property that SERVPRO of Central Oklahoma City is faster to any disaster and experts in making it "Like it never even happened."
But there are also ways to protect your employees, customers, or really anyone in your structure should an emergency take place. That begins with an on-site First Aid Kit.
If you don’t already have one in your property, you should take steps to procure one for the benefit of everyone involved. It is easy and fairly cost effective to put the kit together, and you never know when it could come to someone’s rescue.
Here are some tips for putting together a commercial property first aid kit:
Use OSHA’s First Aid Kit Checklist
Search online and you’ll quickly find a checklist for commercial first aid kits as put together by OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. As their department name indicates, they’re experts in these matters.
And when you take a look at the checklist, you’ll see that many of the items are easily accessible at local drug stores or pharmacies. Items like gauze pads, bandages, tweezers, adhesives, and more are as important as they are commonly found on the shelves at local retailers.
Practice Makes Perfect
Even if you think emergency response is straightforward, you can never do too much training to ensure the safety of the people in your property. Ensure all necessary parties know where the first aid kit is stored, and ensure people on-site are trained in how to proceed. For instance, things like cleaning wounds before applying bandages can be the difference in healing the wound or developing an infection.
If and when an emergency occurs, your staff should be a well-oiled machine ready to jump into action. Even if an emergency requires further medical attention off-site, the steps you take in the initial moments after the emergency are a big difference-maker.
To find more information on putting together first aid kits or how to use them when needed, consult the OSHA website. And remember, once you can ensure the health of all the people on-site, you can call SERVPRO of Central OKC 24/7 to respond to any restoration emergency at (405) 252-9400.