First Aid Kits: New Regulations
Did you know that it’s an employer’s responsibility to provide an adequate number of first aid kits in the workplace?
The kits must be easily accessible and regularly updated to ensure that the products are in good condition and have not reached their expiration date. Of course, you must provide a different amount of kits in a large factory than in a small shop with a handful of employees.
As of March 17, 2021, these kits must now comply with the CAN/CSA Z1220-17 Standard, according to the new CNESST requirements.
How do you comply with these new regulations?
Will it be required to purchase new kits? Not necessarily.
The level of risk in the workplace, which is also the employer’s responsibility, should be assessed. It’s this level of risk, combined with the number of employees per shift, that will determine the type of kit needed and, accordingly, the material that should be in it.
The only thing left to do is to take inventory of the products in the current kits and acquire the missing materials. If the kits are in very poor condition, it’s possible to purchase new kits from our online store. We also offer a kit inspection and refilling service to make your life easier!