First Aid Equipment - Kunnskapsbasen
First Aid Equipment
If the risk assessment dictates it, units might need supplementary first aid equipment.
Supplementary first aid equipment
The following are examples of types of work that might require the unit to have supplementary first aid equipment:
- Work involving corrosive liquids that might splash, especially into the eyes. In this case, eyewash should be available to use on site and during transfer to the hospital.
- Work with hydrofluoric acid. In this case, the HF antidote gel should be on hand.
- Hot work involving burning danger. In this case, water gel and burn dressings should be available.
First aid equipment for fieldwork
During international fieldwork, situations can occur where treatment is needed and the local healthcare isn't immediately available. This mainly applies to areas outside of western Europe, North America and Australia, but in these areas there are also situations where one should carry first aid equipment. If prescription drugs are needed in the first aid kit, contact the occupational physician at the HSE department. If you are carrying prescription drugs and other equipment out of the country, you will need documentation from the occupational physician.
The line leader is to provide necessary first aid training.
- Does the unit have research groups, sections or projects that have different needs for first aid?
- What type of first aid might be needed?
- How does the unit ensure that the equipment is always available, maintained, and updated?
- Are all students and employees aware of where the first aid equipment is stored?
The Work Environment Act, § 4-4, 1 and 2: Requirements for the physical work environment (in Norwegian)
- Ann Kristin Sjaastad, occupational hygienist
- Bjørg Aadahl, occupational physician
- Margunn Losnegard Karlsen, occupational nurse
- Arve Johansen, HSE advisor
Approved by the HSE leader - September 8 2013 - HMSRV6001 - ePhorte 2013/11283