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General information on first aid

The new ASR A4.3 workplace regulation sets out in concrete terms the requirements for first aid means and facilities as well as first aid spaces.

1.  The means requires for first aid must be present in workplaces. They must be readily accessible when required and be protected against contaminants, moisture and high temperatures. If the nature of the operation makes it necessary, stretchers must also be present.

2.  For workplaces with large spatial expanses, first aid means, and to the extent that the nature of the operation makes it necessary, stretchers, must be located at multiple, easily reachable points. If a stretcher cannot be used or can only be used with difficulty, other transport equipment must be present. There is a choice between first aid boxes or another, container corresponding to the requirements e.g. first aid cabinet or carrying case which complies with the regulation.

For administrative/trade operations, the following applies: ≤  50 Employees: 1 DIN 13157 first aid box  ≤  300 Employees: 1 DIN 13169 first aid box  >  300 Employees: one additional DIN 13169 first aid box for every 300 employees

For manufacturing/processing operations, the following applies: ≤  20 Employees: 1 DIN 13157 first aid box  ≤  100 Employees: 1 DIN 13169 first aid box  >  100 Employees: one additional DIN 13169 first aid box for every 100 employees

For building sites and external services, the following applies: ≤  10 Employees: 1 DIN 13157 first aid box  ≤  50 Employees: 1 DIN 13169 first aid box  >  50 Employees: one additional DIN 13169 first aid box for every 50 employees

A first aid box according to DIN 13169 can also be replaced by two first aid boxes according to DIN 13157.

Information on service life
All sterile dressing materials are provided with CE labelling, manufacture date and a service life date of 20 years. It is thus assured that the dressing materials are used in normal cases within the usage period, without requiring any actions to monitor or replace the materials. Microbiological tests on each batch and regular examination by independent institutes provide the users of first aid products with security.

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Further information

Accident prevention regulations during operation Date 9/2012.