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First-aid rooms are not required in all business but employers should provide a suitable first-aid room or rooms where the assessment of first-aid needs identifies this as necessary.
The HSE have comprehensive guidance where first-aid rooms are needed and they state that the room should contain essential first-aid facilities and equipment which is easily accessible to stretchers. The room should be clearly signposted and if possible, the room should be reserved exclusively for giving first aid.
A first-aid room will usually be necessary where there are higher hazards such as in the chemical industries or on large construction sites. A designated person should be given responsibility for supervising the room and ensuring that is is fit for purpose and ready.
The HSE state that first-aid rooms should:
In some cases it may not be possible to have a dedicated first aid room. If the first-aid room cannot be reserved exclusively for giving first aid, employers need to make sure that the first-aid facilities can be made available quickly if necessary. There will need to be some planning so that the room can be cleared in an emergency and prepared as a first aid room.