First aid is an essential consideration for all modern businesses and it needs a lot more attention than just a box half-filled with plasters and bandages.

Companies need to ensure a number of things are in place to not only meet regulations and health and safety laws but to protect staff should anything go awry.

First aid is exactly what it says on the tin: it is aid administered to people before emergency services are called, should they need to be.

Those responsible for carrying out first aid duties could end up dealing with anything from cuts and scrapes to nosebleeds.

There is also first aid advice available for more complex issues like asthma, fractures, sunburn and poisons.

So what regulations and guidelines do companies need to enforce and adhere to if they wish to stay on the right side of the law?

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