Why every construction site needs a first aid alarm
Every year, many people are injured from on-site accidents. Statistics published by HSE show that in the first quarter of 2018/19 (April to June), 27 workers and 13 members of the public have died in fatal workplace accidents across all sectors.
Whilst having first aid kits on site will ensure worker injuries are treated immediately, reliable first aid alarms are a crucial piece of equipment to speed up emergency response time.
Bradley Markham, director at Bull Products, explains why your company should invest in first aid alarms for your next project.
According to The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, companies are required to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities, and people so employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work.
First aid kits are compulsory on building sites and locating them in prominent positions around your site is equally important. It’s also important that first aiders are immediately notified in an emergency to protect workers – and this is where wireless first aid alarms play a crucial part.
Wireless first aid alarms are suited for construction sites and building complexes that have more than a single building. In the case of temporary installations, for instance, construction sites where the work is in progress, they can be installed and then removed once the work on the site is finished, or moved to another site, providing a safe, cost-effective and flexible solution for companies.
By having a first aid alarm on site, workers can ensure first aiders are notified immediately of any incident and its location, thus providing maximum protection in an emergency.
Our Cygnus First Aid Alert Point Alarm offers total peace of mind for workers and can be installed in minutes without the need to drill holes or lay wires. It can also be connected to our new Autodialler GSM System which allows site managers to pre-programme up to nine phone numbers of responsible persons in an emergency who are then notified by voice message or SMS if a first aid incident has occurred.
First Aid Kits can be incorporated with our First Responder Stations, a central point for safety equipment and emergency alarms. This will ensure your first aid alarms can be located wherever your site needs them the most.
To find out more about our Cygnus First Aid Alert Point Alarm, call our team on 01432 806 806.
The home of site safety
Housebuilding currently accounts for 60% of new construction work in the UK, and with the current housing crisis, more and more homes are required each year. With the Government’s goal of building 341,000 homes by 2031 in order to meet demand, there will be an increasing number of housebuilding construction sites in development across the […]
Enhancing fire protection standards on construction sites
It is a tragic reality that fires can, and do, cause long-term injuries, financial loss and even fatalities. Construction sites are high-risk environments where fires can spread quickly. Both small and large construction projects must ensure that fire safety needs are managed from the earliest stages in order to protect workers and the public. How […]