On-Site Defibrillators & Health and Safety
Regardless of the kind of business that you are - restaurant, store, mechanics, anything - it's vital to have the right kind of health and safety equipment available on-site for you. Not only will this will help you to reduce accidents and injuries in the first place, but will also make sure that you have a means of helping anyone who does happen to get into difficulties.
One of the most important things that any business should have on-site, though, is a defibrillator. This is a massively important piece of equipment to have, and will save lives.
Modern AEDs are designed to be used even by those without any prior knowledge of what to do, but it is far more preferable to have members of staff trained up in their usage and in general first aid. The expense of training and having these on-site might seem off-putting for some managers who are reluctant to spend money on anything when their primary objective is to make as high a profit as possible for the company, but it's a lot better to be slightly out of pocket than dealing with the death of a customer or staff member on your business premises!
Preparation is one of the key factors in the creation of a safe working environment, as preparing and taking appropriate precautions is the best method for preventing an accident or emergency situation occurring. Performing thorough risk assessments on a regular basis can identify potential risks and hazards before an incident occurs, and allows management to put into place suitable control measures to hopefully prevent that potential becoming a reality. Prevention is far more preferable than dealing with the consequences when it comes to health and safety.
It is a good idea to use an external health and safety training provider to come in and have a look at the way your company has designed and is implementing health and safety protocols to the benefit of your staff. They will also be able to provide necessary training courses and programmes to teach workers about the dangers which they are likely to encounter whilst at work, and, more pertinently, how to avoid them or at least lessen the likelihood of them suffering ill-health or an accident because of it. The safety training provider can also advise on safety equipment which should be purchased in order to improve the overall health and safety levels of the premises, such as defibrillators or fire extinguishers.