First-aid equipment must be clearly labelled and easily accessible. Every employer should provide at least one fully stocked first-aid container at each site. Additional containers will be needed for split sites or levels, distant sports fields or playgrounds and any off-site activities. All first-aid containers must be marked with a white cross on a green background.
The first-aid arrangements should identify who is responsible for checking first-aid containers. The contents of first-aid containers should be checked regularly and containers should be restocked as soon as possible after use. Any items that have passed their expiry date should be safely discarded. Extra stock should be kept in the school.
The visibility of first-aid boxes is crucial and should be given careful consideration. If possible, they should be kept near to handwashing facilities.
Schools must have a room appropriate and readily available to use for caring for sick or injured pupils. It must contain a washbasin and be reasonably near to a WC. The Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999 apply.
Regulations for school facilities, accommodation at boarding schools, structural requirements, health, safety, playing fields and other related issues.